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Thomas Wayne Dolan

December 8, 1948 - May 30, 2021

Thomas Wayne Dolan, 72, of North Chesterfield, formerly of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Wayne was born December 8, 1948, a son of the late William Thomas Dolan and Joyce Marie Millner. Wayne honorably served his country in the National Guard and was retired as a Sale Representative with Applied Industrial Technology. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman and gardener who loved spending time at the beach with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his three children: Emily Dolan (Sylvester), Nathan Dolan (Tina), and Katie Dolan (Michael), two brothers: Joseph William Dolan (Cindy) and Barry Douglas Dolan (Nancy), and six grandchildren: Anna, Leah, Sam, Josh, Daphne, and Cole.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby sister Joy Marie Dolan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Nature Conservancy or to the National Wild Turkey Federation

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

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The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.

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The Lynchburg Alumni Association expresses our sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Lynchburg Alumni Association on June 4, 2021

I met Wayne, In 2009, as a forth to a dinner party that my friend Linda had set up. I had just moved in from Texas when my husband had passed away, and was working in Bedford. That was the beginning of 13 Year friendship. Wayne was always there to encourage me on my dark days. I moved back to Texas for a short. And then another tragedy sent me back to West Virginia where I currently live. Wayne and I talked often And saw each other as we could We were both working. We would get together and go to the lake, To the hunting cabin, where the warm toilet seat was inside and not outside "Take it with you as you go". Everyday that was special to me, there was a phone call from Wayne , Sometimes there were beautiful handwritten letters. I have a beautiful poem that he wrote for me as a friend. We lived Each other's lives and loves through our conversations and visits.And talked naturally about anything we wanted. We were a good match I will miss him. I was able to get together with Wayne the last week of may. We spent a few hours together, as he was headed back to Richmond. As I was leaving, I turned to Wayne and Said, I love you. His response to me," I love you too. That was our special friendship. My prayers for the family, the strength to help you through the difficult time.

Posted by Debbie Sheppard on June 4, 2021

Class of 1967 myself. Wayne was a good friend of mine when we were in high school. As with many, we lost contact when our lives took separate directions after graduation. But I never forgot him.

Posted by Gerald Crowell on June 3, 2021

I taught Wayne many years ago at Brookville and have good memories of him as a teenager. My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Liz Beverly on June 3, 2021

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