John Rosler Rennolds, Jr.

July 25, 1945November 7, 2020

John Rosler Rennolds, Jr., 75, of Stuarts Draft, formerly of Tappahannock, passed away on Saturday November 7, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Rennolds was born on July 25, 1945 in Richmond, and was a son of the late John Rosler and Agnes (Bagby) Rennolds Sr. He was a 1963 graduate of Tappahannock High School and a one year post graduate student at Fork Union Military Academy. He spent four years in the United States Coast Guard and thirty years as a telecommunications specialist for the US Department of Defense, first at Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA and then later in Washington, DC. Retiring in 2011 provided him the opportunity to pursue his love of history and the Civil War. Johnny was an avid writer having published many articles in local magazines. He loved spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

On December 27, 2000, he married the former Margaret Mary Kase who survives.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by his son, John Rosler “Jack” Rennolds, III and wife Noelle of Williamsburg; step sons, Samuel D. Rixey and wife Megan of Ocean, NJ, John W. Rixey and wife Eleanor of Staunton, VA; son in law, Matthew Beavers of King, NC; siblings, Richard M.B. Rennolds and Robin Cartwright of Richmond, VA, Elizabeth Ann Fucella and husband Lawrence of Richmond, Benjamin S. Rennolds and wife Leslie of Tappahannock; grandchildren, Leah Grace Rennolds of Williamsburg, Brendan Beavers, Hannah Beavers, Treven Beavers, of King, NC, Daylon Fields, of Phoenix, AZ, Oliver Rixey, June Rixey, of Ocean,NJ, Monroe Rixey and Leo Rixey of Staunton, VA.

Mr. Rennolds was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Christian Beavers.

A private family graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at 2:00 at the Rockland Family Cemetery, on the family farm in Tappahannock. A “Celebration of Life” will take place at a later date.

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Arrangements entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. 540.337.4111


  • Private Graveside Service

    Thursday, December 3, 2020


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Susan Fogg

November 26, 2020

I first met Johnny when I was a freshman in college at Southern Seminary. He came up for the weekend with my boyfriend. We were friends during college and when I moved to Tappahannock at age 24. I will miss a dear friend of 51 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you Peggy, Jack and family,

Stan Balderson

November 16, 2020

Johnny and I shared a love of politics and history, especially Civil War history. I will miss our spirited discussions.

Allen Stevens

November 11, 2020

Sorry!! Just learning about his passing. Condolences to his immediate and extended family. Johnny and I graduated together and had some good times!!! The family is in my thoughts and prayers.


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