Ronald Jason Candler

April 2, 1973April 8, 2018

Ronald Jason Candler, age 45 of Lynchburg, husband of Jennifer Carolyn Koran Candler, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

He was born on April 2, 1973 in Lynchburg, son of Linda W. Candler and the late Ronald A. Candler.

Jason was a generous and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who will be remembered for his unending humor and wit, his faith, his enthusiasm for learning history, and his love for everything Lynchburg.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three children, Austin, Carson and Brooke; a sister, Michelle Dixon and husband Michael Dixon, Sr.; three sisters in law, Kimberly Warner and husband Kyle, Bethany Williams and husband Clifton and Amy Strickling and husband Jarred as well as three nieces and nephews, Michael Dixon, Jr., Kaylee Warner and Riley Warner.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Love & Truth Community Church, 3135 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Jason’s memory be made to Stand Up To Cancer at or American Brain Tumor Association at


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ronald Jason Candler

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Barry Rudacille

April 13, 2018

It's with regret that my personal contact with Jason was quite minimal. Yet, had his Dad and I been afforded the opportunity to team up against him for a few hours in spirited conversation on any topic, I'm convinced that the three of us would have enjoyed a rollicking good time and probably a generational stalemate.

Judy and I offer our deepest condolences, especially to Jenny, Linda and Michelle.

Mary Brown

April 12, 2018

Michelle and Linda I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jason as a very nice teenager. Always nice and respectful. May God comfort you thru your time of sadness.

Teresa Hudson

April 12, 2018

Jennifer and family i am deeply sorry for your loss. I went to school with Jason. He was a great and funny guy who will be missed. Please know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina Cash

April 11, 2018

Linda and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that he was a true blessing to his family. My prayers will be with you thru this trying time.

Robin Einreinhof

April 9, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss! I remember how Mr. Candler was so involved in his daughter, Brooke’s, education last year in kindergarten. He would always bring her to school functions and she would always show him off! I will miss seeing him! RIP!
Thoughts and prayers to the family!

Joan Deal

April 9, 2018

My Mom, Ruby Gibson, and I are so sad to learn of the passing of Jason. Though it's been years since we attended church together, I recall Jason as the young son of an extraordinarily wonderful family. I have been daily praying for Jason's recovery and now praying for his dear family.

With all our love,

Ruby Gibson and Joanie Gibson Deal

David Rowland

April 9, 2018

I have so many fond memories of Jason, I can't pick just one. He was a bright, funny, young man that everyone loved to be with. My prayers, thoughts, and love goes out to this wonderful family.

Robert (Dusty) Bryant

April 9, 2018

I share fond memories of when I attended church as children growing up and in the "Royal Rangers" group. He was a nice person. Very few people stand out in memories and he does.

Robert Bryant

Christle and Jim Blair

April 9, 2018

Our hearts are heavy for the loved ones that Jason left behind. Our sympathy and prayers are with you during this time of great loss and grief. The Candler Family is a great family of faith and Christian love that was shared to us so many years ago. Loss does come but memories never fade. God bless each of you.

Jim and Christle Blair