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Carroll Bertrand Messer

January 16, 1931 - October 4, 2021

Carroll Bertrand “C.B.” Messer, 90, of Lynchburg passed away on October 4, 2021.

He was the husband of the late Virginia B. Messer.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Avisia Messer, and sister, Suzanne Pickeral.

C.B. honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Simplimatic Engineering Company.  He was a loyal member of the Moose #1727 and the Elks Club.  He loved flying airplanes and playing billiards.

He is survived by his children, Michael Messer (Mary), Carol Vanover (Kent), William Messer (Dreama), several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday October 15, 2021, at Spring Hill Cemetery with Pastor John Boyles officiating.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

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

A graveside service will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday October 15, 2021, at Spring Hill Cemetery with Pastor John Boyles officiating.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

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To Carol, Mike, Bill and all the Messer family: We were so deeply saddened to hear about your Dad. We have so many good memories of the years we lived next door to you. Wishing you peace and comfort now and in the days to come. Our love and deepest sympathy, Jackie and Travis Russell

Posted by Jackie Russell on October 14, 2021

Cousins, I am very sorry for your loss. Uncle CB was always fun to be around and he always made playing pool down in the basement look so easy. When he stayed at mom and dad's house for several days years and years ago he had me laughing non-stop with some of his stories. I will be thinking of you guys and keep you in my prayers.

Posted by Jimmy Brooks on October 14, 2021

Mike, your dad was one very special man and will be missed by so many. Greg and I send our love and condolences to you during this difficult time. I never got to meet this sweet man but feel as if I do because of the stories Greg shared with me. What a sweet smile that I recognize from your's! Heaven has gained another angel!

Posted by Sue and Greg Wood on October 14, 2021

Mike, Carol and Bill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. CB was a great Brother-In Law. I remember flying with him; what an experience. And, Yes!! he could beat me in billiards.

Posted by Ralph Brooks on October 14, 2021

CB was so special to us. We spent time with him at the Moose lodge and at the Elks. CB's family are close friends too. and we are so very sorry for the loss of their DAD. CB was a friend to so many people. Everyone would stop by to talk with him when you would be near him. He loved to shoot pool, everyone who knew him knew he could beat you at pool. He gave to charities and supported his local lodges. He was a regular at many restaurants. He was a celebrity, a legend, a popular guy. He loved to talk about planes and cars and the old days. He had a good memory and we loved his stories. We are thankful for the friendship we had with CB and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tim and Susan Woolard on October 13, 2021

So, sorry for your loss. Remember the dash! 90 years is a long one!

Posted by Mary Jane Helfrich on October 11, 2021

Allen & I send our prayers and deepest sympathy on the loss of C.B.

Posted by Andrea & Allen Rutledge on October 10, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Michael & Kathy Moss on October 10, 2021

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