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Richard Alexander Carrington, lll

February 11, 1933 - January 25, 2022

Richard Alexander Carrington, III, of Lynchburg, VA, passed peacefully on January 24, 2022. Dick was the loving husband of Sandra Sims Carrington for 64 years.

Born on February 11, 1933, in Lynchburg, Dick was the son of the late Richard Alexander Carrington, Jr., and the late Anne Harrell James Carrington. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his sisters, Langhorne Carrington Phelan and Anne Carrington Craighill, as well as his son, Richard Alexander Carrington, IV.

In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by his four sons, Billy (Hellen), Bruce (Ashley), John, Chuck (Vicki) and his daughter in law, Susan (Tom), as well as his 14 adoring grandchildren, Alex (Britt), John (Elizabeth), Stuart, Bruce, Kate, Sally, Robert, Holly, Will, Wood, Caroline, Charlie, Grace, Georgia, and three great-grandchildren, Libby, Jack and James along with several nieces and nephews who were dear to his heart.

Dick was a graduate of Virginia Episcopal School where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball, and the University of Virginia where he played lacrosse. After graduation, he served in the Marine Corps. Dick would spend the ensuing sixty plus years at the family business, Consolidated Shoe Company. When he retired in 2005, he bought, sold and managed real estate.

In his spare time, Dick was an avid hunter and sportsman. He also officiated college football. A Greek philosopher once wrote “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others”. This quote has never been attributable to anyone more worthy than Dick. He may be gone from this world, but his generosity, charm and his deep love and devotion to family and friends live on. Dick’s philanthropic endeavors and his service to the Lynchburg community are immeasurable.

The family would like to give special thanks to Bonnie, Nita (in memoriam), Heather, Brenda, Terri, Nancy, Wendy and Amy. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten.

A private service for the family will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 29.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA of Central Virginia, P.O. Box 620, Lynchburg, VA 24505; Virginia Episcopal School, 400 VES Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503; The Richard A. Carrington Bicentennial Scholars Fund, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 37693, Boone, Iowa 50037 include “Carrington BSF” on check memo line; St. John’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 3123, Lynchburg, VA 24503 or the charity of your choice.

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

A private service for the family will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 29.

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A wonderful man and a wonderful family... Dick left a bountiful legacy. Condolences to all, with a special hug for Sandra. Missed always... Remembered always...

Posted by Shawn and Bo Walker on January 30, 2022

A wonderful man and a wonderful family... Dick left a bountiful legacy. Condolences to all, with a special hug for Sandra. Missed always... Remembered always...

Posted by Shawn and Bo Walker on January 30, 2022

Dear Carrington Family, I wanted to say that Dick and all of you have been a very positive force in our community for many years. Your care and support of my sister, Blair, will never be forgotten. You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Berkley Holston on January 30, 2022

I would like to offer my condolences to the Carrington Family. Over the years Mr. Carrington and his family have been the biggest supporters of the Jubilee Family Development Center. Over the past 20 years we have impacted thousands of lives at Jubilee and in the Alford-Carrington Gymnasium because of his generosity. Our community has changed because of his generous spirit. The legacy of his gifts to so many organizations will live on for generations. I am honored to have known him. My prayers are with the family , may the precious memories of his life comfort you during this time.

Posted by Sterling Wilder & Jubilee Center on January 28, 2022

My condolences and thoughts are with all of the Carrington Klan. So sorry for the loss but know the memories and legacies he left behind will be with you and everyone he touched will last forever. He and Sandra were such a supportive and tolerant couple to me as a very young, inexperienced teacher/coach. I know his legacy lives on through the fine young(well, not so young anymore) sons that have followed him.

Posted by Jim Pettyjohn on January 28, 2022

A sad day when one of the greatest people I know passed away. Dick took a chance and gave me my first job after moving to Lynchburg from Texas. I respected and loved him dearly but his legacy will live forever!

Posted by Irene Perdue Lawson on January 28, 2022

A sad day when one of the greatest people I know passed away. Dick took a chance and gave me my first job after moving to Lynchburg from Texas. I respected and loved him dearly but his legacy will live forever!

Posted by Irene Perdue Lawson on January 28, 2022

A sad day when one of the greatest people I know passed away. Dick took a chance and gave me my first job after moving to Lynchburg from Texas. I respected and loved him dearly but his legacy will live forever!

Posted by Irene Perdue Lawson on January 28, 2022

Billy, Bruce and John and family, Sheila and I are very sorry about Dick’s passing. He was a great man, motivator and listener. Dick’s style made him very easy to trust. That smile of his was all one needed. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Sheila Blank

Posted by Tom Blank on January 28, 2022

Thanks to Dick and all the CSC Family for the great memories . I had the privilege of traveling the world with Dick . Thanks for the opportunities you gave me. Love to ALL

Posted by Jim Taylor on January 27, 2022

Words can not express how much Dick influenced our family. I truly love this man. Working with him was a dream come true. Loretta always looked forward to spending time with him. Sandra my prayers are with you. Boys know you realize what a great blessing you received having him as your father. I will always remember that wonderful smile. Thanks to the Carrington family. Jack

Posted by Jack Canon on January 27, 2022

Words can not express how much Dick influenced our family. I truly love this man. Working with him was a dream come true. Loretta always looked forward to spending time with him. Sandra my prayers are with you. Boys know you realize what a great blessing you received having him as your father. I will always remember that wonderful smile. Thanks to the Carrington family. Jack

Posted by Jack Canon on January 27, 2022

I am so sad to hear of Mr. Carrington’s passing. He was one of the nicest men I’ve ever met and had the privilege to work for, for several years. My condolences and prayers to the Carrington family and CSC family.

Posted by Nichole (Arthur) Jones on January 27, 2022

My thoughts and prayers to each and everyone of you. So sorry for the loss of a great individual.

Posted by Kim Sisson on January 27, 2022

I was blessed to have known and worked for Mr. Carrington and his family for over 40 years. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Prayers for Sandra and the entire family.

Posted by Linda Smith (Whiz) on January 27, 2022

My condolences to everyone. Praying for you all.

Posted by Barbara Williams on January 27, 2022

Dick was a well respected man, who influenced many lives, including mine. He will be missed. With heartfelt sympathy, Jane and I offer our condolences. Sincerely, Tom Schultz

Posted by Tom Schultz on January 27, 2022

My thoughts and prayers to each and everyone of you. So sorry for the loss of a great individual.

Posted by Kim Sisson on January 27, 2022

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