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James Arthur Lott

March 8, 1943 - December 15, 2021

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.  A celebration of Jim’s life will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Heritage Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Kroll officiating.

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James Arthur Lott, 78, of Lynchburg, VA, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.  He was the husband of the late Darlene Myers Lott.

Born March 8, 1943, in Portsmouth, VA, Jim was a son of the late Willard Lott and the late Dorothy Raines Lott.  Jim was a 1961 graduate of Cradock High School.  After graduation, he moved to the Washington D.C. area and worked for the F.B.I.  It was while working there that he met Darlene. They married May 18, 1968. Several years later they relocated to Chesapeake, VA.  He is a former member of Temple Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA, where he served for many years as the Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Sunday School Superintendent, AWANA Commander and enjoyed singing in the choir. Jim retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard with 38 years of federal service including time spent in the United States Marine Corps, Reserves.  After retirement, Jim and Darlene relocated to Lynchburg, VA. There he became an active member of Heritage Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He was also a beloved employee of Tharp Funeral Home. Jim joined Gideon’s International with the Portsmouth camp and later transferred to the Lynchburg camp.  Jim was an avid sports fan and enjoyed volunteering as a Liberty University ambassador for basketball and football games and watching as many games as he could.  Jim was always ready with a joke (funny or not) and a quick laugh.

In addition to Darlene and his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Purity and Grady Pitts.

Jim is survived by his children, Christine Lott, of Fort Mill, SC, Andy (Julie) Lott, of Bartlett, TN, and Rebecca Lott, of Soignies, Belgium; seven beloved grandchildren, Carrie, Anna, Gui, Ben, Matthew, Sophie, and Guang; brother, Thomas (Dallas) Lott, of Charlotte, NC; nieces, Theresa (Tony) Hahn, Regina (Andreas) Schumacher and nephews, Joel (Tammy) Pitts, Jason (Lisa) Lott, and many dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.  A celebration of Jim’s life will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Heritage Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Kroll officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 4723, Lynchburg, VA, 24502 or at https://www.sendtheword.org/.

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

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