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Lyndell Hugh Geisler, Sr., 1909-1996

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The Rev. Lyndell Hugh Geisler Sr., age 87, died November 19, 1996, in Boydton, Virginia, where he made his home. The burial was in the West End Cemetery in Wytheville, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Mary N. Geisler, a son, Lyndell Hugh Geisler II of Mt. Crawford, Virginia; a daughter, Teresa G. Scurry of Sumter, South Carolina; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He lost his first wife Katherine Rash Geisler, who died of cancer, in 1972.  

Lyndell was a 32nd degree Mason with the Wytheville and Lynchburg Lodges.  

Lyndell began his ministerial career in 1958 in the Holston Conference serving Little Walker, Iron Mountain, Large Parish and Flat Ridge, as associates on the Grant and Cerea Circuit. He transferred his membership to the Virginia conference in 1970, where he served Philadelphia, Boydton, Brookneal, Tyreeanna and Mt. Olivet.  

After working a number of jobs in his life and raising his children, he decided the Lord had called him to the ministry, where it enriched his life to help people change their lives and come to the Lord Jesus Christ.  

Lyndell was a devoted pastor, loving husband, father, and grandfather. His smiles and humor won him many devoted friends, especially young people, who found their way to the Lord by his caring. He set his sight on the call of the kingdom of God. He accepted people for whom they were and saw in them what they could become through the love of Jesus Christ.  

We rejoice in Lyndell’s life and thank God for his ministry.

- Mary Geisler



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