Obituary of John David Avery
John David Avery, 68 of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on June 5th after a hard fought battle with esophageal cancer. John was the son of Angela and Charles Avery of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
After graduating from Lynchburg College, John began a lifelong career in the construction business. He held many different roles while working for some of the region's most notable companies.
John was passionate about woodworking, gardening, cooking, listening to music, attending music festivals, and playing with his grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife of 45 years, and college sweetheart, Kathleen Avery, son David Avery and daughter-in-law Celeste Avery, daughter Caitlin Shupe and son-in-law Wayne Shupe, grandchildren Wayne and Garrett Shupe, and Theodore Avery, mother Angela Avery and brothers Charles Avery and James Avery.
A viewing will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 10 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory, 21914 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Cancer Society.