Russell Lohr was

a member of the

Rochelle and Wolftown

Ruritan Clubs

Obituary from the Preddy Funeral Home website:

Russell Warren Lohr, 85, of Madison, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born on September 8, 1928, at home in Pratts, Virginia, and was the son of the late Homer Lohr and Nora Estelle Kipps Lohr.

Russell was a United States Army veteran, having served in Korea and wanted nothing more then to return to his beloved Madison County. He retired from Teledyne Avionics in Earlysville, where he had worked in the Shipping Department for 28 years. He owned and operated his farm in Old Pratts, until selling it to his great- nephew, Wayland Lohr.

Russell was actively involved in community, civic, church activities and volunteer work beginning his involvement at the age of 62. Over the years he was a member of Wolftown Ruritan, Rochelle Ruritan, Burnt Tree Grange, Madison County Adopt-a-Highway program, Madison County Recycling program, one of the founders of the Young Farmers Association, and Vice-Chair and bell ringer for the Salvation Army. He was so thankful to the Madison Food Lion, Madison Wood Preservers and Culpeper Wal-Mart for allowing the Salvation Army bell ringers to set up in front of their business.

In 2007 Russell was honored as the recipient of the Madison County Volunteer-of-the-Year award. He was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church having joined at age 15. He attended Bethel United Methodist Church in Rochelle and Beth Car Baptists Church in Madison.

Russell was predeceased by his brothers, Belvin, Luther, Maxwell, Cecil, and Philip Lohr; and sister, Hazel Lohr Hawkins. He is survived by his wife, Janet Spencer Lohr; stepdaughter, Mary Margaret and husband, Chris Lane, and their sons, Adam and Kevin, of Apex, North Carolina; stepdaughter, Paula and husband, Joey Snellings, and their two sons, Joshua, wife, Cynthia, and their son, Luke, and David, all of Aroda, Virginia; brother-in-law, Mike Spencer of Rapidan; sister-in-law, Judy Spencer of Forest, Virginia; brother, Thomas and wife, Mary, of Somerset; brother, Harold Kemper and wife, Charlotte, of Madison County; sister, Elva Frances Lohr Herndon of Orange; brother-in-law, Winfrey Hawkins of Louisiana; sisters-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Lohr and Frances Tatum Lohr, both of Madison, Inez Lohr of Richmond, and Evie Lohr of Orange. He is also survived by special nephews, Jim Lohr and Roger Lohr; and great-nephew, Wayland Lohr; and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison. A graveside funeral service will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery, new section at 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014. The Reverend John Huelskoetter and the Reverend Alan Follett will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 255 or the Madison Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 868, Madison, VA 22727.