George Robert Neilans

March 13, 1950May 23, 2021

George Robert Neilans, 71, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital, surrounded by family.

Born in 1950 to the late Charles and Alberta Neilans, George grew up in Albion, New York. He married his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Sue Neilans, in 1972 and graduated from Alfred University the following year with a B.S. in ceramic engineering. For many years, George worked in brick manufacturing, running plants in Pennsylvania, Alabama, and finally, Virginia.

George’s favorite pastimes included woodworking and home improvement, and he frequently donated his time and skills to help family, friends, and those in need. He also enjoyed travelling, volunteering with his church, and telling tall tales.

Above all else though, George loved his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Becky; three children, Sarah Ambryn Koegel and her husband, Christopher, Daniel Aaron Neilans and his wife, Shelly, and Luke Archer Neilans and his wife, Angela; seven grandchildren, Connor Koegel, John Koegel, Victoria Neilans, Constance Neilans, Matthew Easley, Adelaide Neilans, and Lillian Neilans; and five siblings, Fae Woodworth and her husband, Alan, Roy Neilans and his wife, Joanne, Charles Neilans, Scott Neilans and his wife, Kerri, and Bruce Neilans and his wife, Lisa, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his grandson, Emmett Neilans. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service and celebration of George’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on June 5, 2021 at Timberlake United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in George’s memory to Timberlake United Methodist Church.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021


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Shannon Black

May 28, 2021

Sarah and family,

Please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you and your family and although there are really no words that can make things easier right now, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you and your family comfort and peace as you remember your Dad.


Charles richard

May 28, 2021

Becky and Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember the great time George, Jim and I had together growing up in Albion. He was one of the best.

Charlie and Bev Richard

Joyce Coleman

May 27, 2021

Becky, I am sending heartfelt love and caring to you and your family.


Lynchburg Alumni Association

May 27, 2021

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

Mary Moore

May 27, 2021

Becky, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.


Kevin Goines

May 26, 2021

I express my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Father and loved one. Your family is in my prayers as you go through this difficult time and I pray that that you all find comfort and peace. Know that you are surrounded by many people who love you and will be there for you and one day joy will come again as you think about the wonderful memories and the blessed life that he lived. May God bless you all and keep you in his care.

Peter Snell

May 25, 2021

Becky, So sorry to hear about George and prayers for your family.