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Richard Tylden Mosby

December 13, 1939 - March 30, 2018

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Richard Tylden Mosby, of Lynchburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Richard was born December 13, 1939 in Lynchburg, Va. to Loulie Millner Mosby Loving and Alexander West Mosby, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Alexander West Mosby, III and John Victor Mosby. Richard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Mundy Mosby; his four children Richard Tylden “Ty” Mosby, Jr. (Jacquelyn) of Lynchburg, Va., Stephen Victor Mosby (Lynn) of Richmond, Va., Virginia “Ginger” Mosby Lambrecht (Paul) of Summerfield, N.C., and William “Billy” Alexander Mosby (Lane) of Richmond, Va.; and 9 adoring grandchildren: Tylden Mosby, Hannah Mosby, Anderson Mosby, Hope Mosby, Charlie Lambrecht, Gena Lambrecht, Mollie Nat Lambrecht, Taylor Mosby, and Cheney Mosby. He is also survived by his sister, Janie Sackett Mosby of Warrenton, Va.

Richard is a graduate of E.C. Glass High School and Washington & Lee University (1962) where he majored in English and played halfback for the Varsity football team. His 1961 team was recognized by the Touchdown Club of Washington, D.C. as the Small College National Champion. While at Washington and Lee, Richard was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and President of the Student Trainee Services.

After graduation in 1962, Richard went to work with his father at Walker, Mosby, & Calvert as a real estate and insurance appraiser. In 1966 he was named the Deputy Assessor for the City of Lynchburg. In 1970 he joined First & Merchants Bank and became Vice President and manager of their Real Estate Department. Throughout his early career he taught banking, estimating, and urban planning classes at the University of Virginia and Central Virginia Community College and served on the City Planning Commission for many years.

In 1980, Richard joined Coleman Adams Construction as Chief Estimator and was a member of the Board of Directors. Over the course of his career he helped form and became the National Director of the Professional Construction Estimators Association and was named the Rudy Barnes National Estimator of the Year for 2000-2001. After retiring from Coleman Adams in July of 2005, Richard attempted to slow down, but his generosity and desire to help others led him to begin another career managing remodeling jobs for friends. Construction projects expanded and eventually Richard joined the Project Management Team of Centra Health Systems in Lynchburg. Richard managed construction projects up to the day he entered the hospital in early March. Richard was active in his community.

As an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church for 55 years, Richard taught Sunday school, ushered, and worked with the Breakfast Group and the Senior Youth Group. He was a longtime supporter of the Lynchburg City High School Boosters, the Lynchburg Historical Foundation, and the Hughes Memorial Home for Children. At the time of his passing he sat on the Board of Equalization for the City of Lynchburg.

Richard was an avid fisherman, loved the outdoors, his coy pond and gardens, classic cars, and his Ham Club. He was devoted to his family and friends. His loyalty, kindness, integrity, and work ethic made him a mentor and role model to many in the Lynchburg community. Richard had a knack for recognizing when someone’s burden was too heavy. He would share enough of it to make sure they were not overwhelmed, but that they grew and were strengthened through the process. He did this quietly, out of sight, but always present. We were all made stronger by his compassion and resolve.

A Celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 1: 00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 Boston Ave. in Lynchburg. The family will receive friends in the reception hall immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to St. John’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 2132, Lynchburg, VA 24503, or a charity of your choosing.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

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