Charles David Blue ’64

Charles David Blue, 79, of Lynchburg, Va., passed away on Saturday May 28, 2022. He was born on October 15, 1942, in Fayetteville, N.C., the son of the Reverend David Fairley Blue Jr. and Thelma Walker Blue.

David is survived by his loving wife, Betty Trevey Blue; two children and their families, Susan Blue and Jeff Starke and their two children, Emma Blue (12), and Walker (9), of Irvine, Calif., and David and Jenn (Adams) Blue and their three children, Brady (11), Harper (8), and Mason (6), of Arlington, Va.

David was a graduate of Davidson College and served in the U.S. Airforce from 1965 to 1970 attaining the rank of Captain. He later moved to Lynchburg, Va. in 1980 and was the owner of Management Recruiters of Lynchburg. David was an active member of the community and First Presbyterian Church.

David and Betty were married on Valentine’s Day During the great blizzard of 1970. David was late to the Wedding due to the bad weather and guests couldn’t make it to the ceremony. Despite the issues around the wedding, they were happily married and great partners in life for the last 52 years.

David enjoyed life in Lynchburg with his neighbors on Oriole Place. The antics of the Oriole Place Crew created legends and stories that will be told for years and served as a shining example of what true friendship is. He also enjoyed spending time on The Farm in Bedford County.

David was a great storyteller and lively debater. He loved nothing more than a good debate with friends and never lost an argument with the TV.

In lieu of flowers please consider giving to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg’s Malawi fund,

A private memorial service will be held this Summer in David’s honor.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit