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William Robert Falconer, Jr.

Born: Mon., May 1, 1939
Died: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018


Memorial Service

2:30 PM Sat., Nov. 03, 2018


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William Robert "Bob" Falconer Jr., 79, of Palmyra, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at his home due to complications related to Parkinson's Disease. Bob was born on May 1, 1939, in Amherst County, Virginia, a son of the late William Robert "Rob" Falconer Sr. and Katherine Mae "Kitty" (Foster) Falconer. Bob graduated from Amherst County High School and Virginia Tech. He served a tour of duty with the U.S. Army. He worked at Union Oil Co. of California in Los Angeles and retired from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Along with his devotion to his family, Bob loved fishing, reading, music, the outdoors, science and history. He loved to tell stories about growing up on a farm in Amherst and helping his parents run a country store near the Coolwell Road whistle stop. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Linda Phillips Falconer of Palmyra; four children, Kelly Falconer Miller (Rob) of Tampa, Florida, W. Robert "Bucky" Falconer (Ashley) of Palmyra, Julie Lynn Falconer (Marty) of Clarksburg, Maryland, and Christine Falconer Wade (Johnny) of Verona, Virginia; four grandchildren, Tyler Allan Wade, Morgan Taylor Wade (Alex), Rachel Elizabeth Miller, and Megan Wiley Miller. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Piedmont for their exceptional care; special family friend, Sherry Martin for her support and kindness over the years; and good friend, Johnnie Falkins for his devotion to Bob during his last months. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home, 138 Heritage Drive, Palmyra, VA 22963. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911, or to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com

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Ann R Eldridge
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
Dear Linda and Family,
Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Your Bob fought the good fight; however, there are just some battles that can't be won. At least he is now at peace. I feel certain that he and Jimmy, Uncle Ed and Uncle Web are probably on a beautiful bank fishing.

What memories I have. The first memory I have is of Bobby staying with us when Uncle Rob died; I think I was 5 years old. My family was lucky enough to attend, along with Aunt Kitty, Bobby's graduation from Amherst County High School and again when he was graduated from VPI.

And the memories I have of him and Jimmy and their escapades. They were like the brothers that neither had. Jimmy used to ride his bicycle from the Fort Hill area in Lynchburg out to Coolwell Road, where he would spend the day, and ride back home before dinner time. I am sure that they are rehashing all of those good times. I miss them and those times so much.

I pray that the good memories of happier times will sustain you and yours through the coming days.

Bob and I send prayers and love to each of you, Ann

Wayne Snodgrass
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Dear Linda and family
My most sincere condolences on your loss of Bob. I will never forget him.
Bob and I were good friends at VPI; and I am thankful that we stayed in touch all of these years, at least on our Birthday. We were born within 30 minutes of each other in our respective counties, Amherst and Washington. We celebrated our Birthday together at Tech and by phone throughout the years. We ran the Quarter Mile in Track for three years. We ran against other Southern Conference Colleges. Bob was usually faster with his “good stride “, and each year, We would celebrate our Birthday after one or more of our track meets.
Bob was a wonderful, up-beat, outgoing , energetic, and friendly guy with everyone. I always enjoyed his humor and creative thinking. During our annual phone calls, we would laugh and tell old stories of the fun times we had at Tech.
I hope for peace and comfort for all of Bob’s family.
Wayne Snodgrass, Colorado

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