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Homer Harrison Blass Jr.

Lynchburg, Virginia

Mar 16, 1940 – Jul 27, 2013


March 16, 1940
July 27, 2013
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Whitten Timberlake Chapel Obituary

Homer Harrison Blass, Jr., 73, of Lynchburg celebrated his first day in his heavenly home on Saturday, July 27, 2013.He was born March 16, 1940 in Independence, Kansas the only child of the late Homer H. Blass, Sr., a linotype setter who instilled in Homer a love of the printed word and the...

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My name is bill J williams from Lebanon Mo and I was a student of Dr. Blass's at Southwest Baptist College. He taught me so much about History and also being a lover of Books and he was a true friend when I was down; also James Bybee another student at swbc and myself send our condolences for Dr. Blass was a true friend and one of the finest Professor's we had.

Linda and Scott, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Dr. Blass was my advisor, teacher, and fellow historian. May the Lord comfort you until you see him again, perfected and healthy at the feet of his Saviour.

My dad died last year. My heart goes out to you, Linda and Scott.

When I arrived at Liberty in 1999 my office was one hallway down from Homers office. I had occasion to ask him for help on a graduate research paper. He offered a copy of the book that I needed with illustrations of the revolutionary war battle of the Brandywine by N. C. Wyeth. I followed him to his office, which was a maze of books. To my surprise within a few minutes he produced the book I needed.


Linda and Scott, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you in this time.
Harlie Kay and Nancy Gallatin
825 E. Colgate, Bolivar, MO 65613

Linda- So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and Scotty

Dr. Blass was one of my professors a number of years ago. He trully enriched my life not only in the class room , but also outside of it. I have always thought the world of him and will miss him very much. My prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing his life with me.

Linda & Scott, So terribly sorry for your loss. I am sure you have found peace in knowing Homer is free from illness and pain. My thoughts & prayers are with you and I pray God bless and comfort you in your grief.

Tamara Robertson

Dr. Blass was a Godly, caring, and courageous man. It was a blessing to know him. So many held him in high regard and he will be dearly missed.
Bev Mahoney

It was such a great privilege to get to know Homer over the last few years. He was a brilliant scholar and a genuinely good man. We were so gratified that our son was able to take him last fall, which turned out to be Homer's final term at LU. We know he endured a number of health difficulties at the end, and it's comforting to know that his suffering is over. The loss is ours, not his. We look forward to seeing him again, and in the meantime, his wife and son are in our prayers.