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Henry Max Wilmer

January 11, 2020

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Henry Max Wilmer, 90, of Lynchburg died Saturday January 11, 2020. He was the husband of the late Frances “Chinkey” Baker Wilmer.

Max was born on May 2, 1929 in Lynchburg, the son of the late Henry Kyle Wilmer and Gladys McDaniel Wilmer. Max honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a graduate of Lynchburg College. Max worked many years at The News & Advance, General Electric and was retired from B&W Technologies. He was a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church.

Max is survived by his sons and their families – Brad Wilmer & his wife Gwen; and David Wilmer & his wife Tara. Brad & Gwen’s kids and their spouses are Mary & Michael Paul Alley, Ethan Wilmer, & Taylor Wilmer. David & Tara kids and spouses are Travis & Lindsay Wilmer and Kyle & Alisa Wilmer. Max’s great grandchildren are Logan Wilmer, Lilah Perry, Jaxon Wilmer, & Kaylee Wilmer.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.

A Celebration of Max’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Fort Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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






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