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George Lynnwood Rosser, Sr.

March 13, 2020

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Lynn was born in Paris, IL to Josephine Spicer Rosser and George W Rosser on August 5, 1941. At the age of 6 years old, the family purchased a beautiful farm in Amherst, Co, Pedlar Mills, Va.

After a brief illness, Lynn passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Thomas R. Rosser and Richard D. Rosser, and a daughter, Crystena R Gilliland. He is survived by Laura, his wife of 40 years, Katherine L. Rosser (daughter) and husband Gerald M Wenner III and family, George L Rosser, Jr (son) and wife Whitney Banton Rosser and family, Cynthia R. Woodruff (daughter) and husband Jeff Woodruff and family, John Rosser (son) and wife Susan W. Rosser and family, Reid A Rosser (brother) and wife Patricia M Rosser and family.

Lynn attended Virginia Tech and later joined the United States Air Force. After serving proudly, Lynn worked over fifty years in the Material Handling Industry. Lynn had the ability and knowledge to engineer and create from the smallest requirement to the most complex systems in his industry spanning the United States and Europe. His work ethics were admired and he continued working until his illness. He was known in his industry to be feared if you were bidding against him!

Lynn was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004 and 2005 and is known at Duke University as the Miracle Man. Lynn and Laura purchased “The Farm” in 2014 where they built their home. The last four years have been such a blessing sharing their love of raising cattle, enjoying time with grandchildren, Grady, Stirling, Baylor, and Reid and their gracious four-legged child, Hokie.

In lieu of flowers, please consider St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 Boston Ave, Lynchburg, the Awareness Garden Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

A private service will be held at St Johns Episcopal Church on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 with a celebration of life to follow at 4 pm at the home of Laura and Lynn Rosser.

Our family would like to thank the following physicians for the compassionate care: Dr. Tom Eppes, Dr. Mike Valentine, physicians and nurses with the Centra Cardiac ICU, Congestive Heart Team, and Hospice. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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