Lloyd Gwynn Grow

August 30, 1932April 23, 2021

Lloyd Gwynn Grow, 88, of Amherst passed away Friday, April 23, 2021, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Grow. Born August 30, 1932, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late James Harold Grow and the late Bessie Lucille Schulmier Grow.

Lloyd was a retired senior internal insurance auditor for American General, where he worked for 40 years. Lloyd served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Amherst Baptist Church, where he served for over 50 years as deacon, Sunday school teacher and treasurer. Lloyd enjoyed traveling, but especially serving as “chief fan” for all family sporting events. His faith, family and friends were a source of great joy to him. He was a constant supporter, spreading jokes and cheers to all who knew him. Having never met a stranger, his circle of friends was far reaching, diverse and ever-growing.

In addition to his wife, Lloyd is survived by his children Peggy Pollard (Larry), Deborah Grow and Michael Lloyd Grow (Alice); one brother, Joseph Grow (Margaret); eight grandchildren, Christopher Pollard (Stephanie), Stacey Burford (Damon), Lauren Pearson (Griffin), Andrew Pollard, Mashu Murao (Yui), Maya Murao, Sanshiro Murao and Ian Grow; four great grandchildren, Nicole Pollard, Thomas Pollard, Brady Pollard and Otoha Murao; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amherst Baptist Church.

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Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.


  • James Harold Grow, Father (deceased)
  • Bessie Lucille Schulmier Grow, Mother (deceased)
  • Dorothy Whirley Grow, Wife
  • Peggy Pollard (Larry), Daughter
  • Deborah Grow, Daughter
  • Michael Lloyd Grow (Alice), Son
  • Joseph Grow (Margaret), Brother
  • Christopher Pollard (Stephanie), Grandson
  • Stacey Burford (Damon), Granddaughter
  • Lauren Pearson (Griffin), Granddaughter
  • Andrew Pollard, Grandson
  • Mashu Murao (Yui), Grandchild
  • Maya Murao, Granddaughter
  • Sanshiro Murao, Grandchild
  • Ian Grow, Grandson
  • Nicole Pollard, Great Granddaughter
  • Thomas Pollard, Great Grandson
  • Brady Pollard, Great Grandson
  • Otoha Murao, Great Grandchild
  • Lloyd is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

  • Amherst Baptist Church


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Lloyd Gwynn Grow

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Lynchburg Alumni Association

April 29, 2021

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

Melanie Roberts

April 26, 2021

You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

Melanie & Jonathon

Delores Stinnett

April 25, 2021

My heart goes out to all of you during this time, He was a great man and was loved by everyone that new him. Prayers to all the family.

Tony Stinnett

April 25, 2021

Truly sorry to hear this, prayers to the family, and may God comfort you during this sad time.

Henry and Becky Pollard

April 25, 2021


We are thinking of you and your family. Please tell all that they are in our prayers. If there is anything Henry or I can do, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Love to all,

Henry and Becky

Michael & Lora Parker

April 25, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers.

Shirley Sullivan

April 25, 2021

Dottie, Thinking of you and praying that you and your family will have peace and comfort in all of your fond memories. I always enjoyed our conversations. See you! (It is a pleasure to hear from Debbie.)