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Hugh William Rosser[1]

Male 1926 - 2017  (90 years)

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  • Name Hugh William Rosser 
    Born 4 Sep 1926  Gladys, Campbell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Mar 2017  Lynchburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery, Gladys, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I8610  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 6 May 2021 

    Family Patsy Carolyn Reynolds,   b. 14 Feb 1931, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 2012, Lynchburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 6 May 1950  Lynchburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 May 2021 
    Family ID F8692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • News & Advance, The (Lynchburg, VA) - Friday, March 24, 2017

      Hugh William Rosser, 90, of 3760 Lambs Church Road, Altavista, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was married to the late Patsy Reynolds Rosser for 61 years. He was born on September 4, 1926, in Campbell County, a son of the late Roy Amon Rosser and Ruby Holland Rosser. He was a graduate of Naruna High School and Virginia Commercial College in Lynchburg. He was employed as a railway mail clerk in Washington, D.C., before serving in the Pacific for the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member, Sunday School teacher, and deacon of Kedron Baptist Church, and a former member of the Altavista Lions Club. After graduating from business school, he worked for Commonwealth Discount Corp. in Lynchburg, then worked with Jimmy Hale, Inc., Altavista, for ten years before starting his own dealership, Highview Motors, Inc., in 1961. He was also the owner/operator of Highview Homes, Vistaview Car Wash, Otterview and Riverview mobile home parks, and a small cattle farm. Hugh was elected to the Campbell County Board of Supervisors in 1959 at the age of 32 and was the longest-serving county supervisor in Commonwealth history. He served 52 years as Seneca District Supervisor before retiring from the board, and was known as "the watchdog of the county budget." He served on the Executive Board of the Virginia Association of Counties, Campbell County Water Authority, Campbell County Planning Commission, Campbell County Building Committee, and the Board of Directors for First National Bank of Altavista. He was a fiscally conservative Democrat, a lifelong baseball fan (Cleveland Indians), loved the beach and traveling especially in his motorhome and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved his family and faithfully cared for his beloved wife Patsy for 15 years during her battle with cancer. He is survived by two sons, George H. Rosser, Lynch Station and Kyle S. Rosser (Tonya), Altavista; two daughters, Carolyn S. Cowart (Larry), Rustburg, and Rebecca R. Thomas, Forest; a brother, Paul E. Rosser (Betty), Rustburg; two granddaughters, Katharine McCann (Ed), Altavista, and Meredith Stevens, Astoria, N.Y.; two step grandchildren, Larry Cowart Jr., Rustburg, and Michelle Williams (Steven), Madison Heights; and five step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, W. Ray Rosser and Royal Franklin Rosser; and a sister, Frances Rosser Eades. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Kedron Baptist Church by the Rev. Brian Reynolds and the Rev. Shelton Miles. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by American Legion Altavista Memorial Post 36 and Gretna Post 232. A reception in the church fellowship hall will follow the service. The family would like to thank Dr. Hardison and the nursing staff with the LGH Neurological Intensive Care Unit, in particular, "Daddy's girls," Jill and Jesika. Also thanks to Sherry Wisecarver, who stayed with Daddy for four weeks when we couldn't always be at the hospital. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Kedron Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Gladys, VA 24554, the American Cancer Society, 2050 Langhorne Rd., Ste. 201, Lynchburg, VA 24501, or the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online tribute at to share a memory or send a condolence to the family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Correspondence.
      Kyle Rosser via
      to me
      Proposed Change: Patsy Carolyn Reynolds (I547451468)
      Tree: My Reynolds Line

      Description: Patsy Carolyn Reynolds died on January 13, 2012. She was my mother.

      Kyle Rosser via

      1:32 PM (2 hours ago)

      to me
      Proposed Change: Patsy Carolyn Reynolds (I547451468)
      Tree: My Reynolds Line

      Description: This is my mother. She died in Lynchburg, VA

      Her husband Hugh William Rosser b 4 Sep 1926 Gladys, Campbell County, Virginia d 22 Mar 2017 Lynchburg, VA
      married on 6 May 1950 Lynchburg, VA

      Kyle Rosser

    2. [S32],
      Hugh William Rosser
      BIRTH: 4 Sep 1926 Gladys, Campbell County, Virginia
      DEATH: 22 Mar 2017 (aged 90)
      Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia
      BURIAL: Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery
      Gladys, Campbell County, Virginia

    3. [S160] Correspondence, Kyle Rosser.
      Kyle Rosser
      May 5, 2021
      to me
      Both are buried at Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery in Gladys, VA. I have been working on for a while using your site to confirm lots on info. I also look at, lots of the same info and format.

      I can send some of the info on my Dad's family if you want it.
      Thanks, Kyle