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Bobby Jean Wymer

Wytheville, Va.

Bobby Jean Wymer, 77, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Carrington Place in Wytheville, VA.  

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Sidney Wymer and her mother, Lola Naomi Cole Wymer, both of Marion, VA. 

Bobby was born on November 30, 1941 in Smyth County and graduated from Sugar Grove High School in 1959. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Radford College and also attended Indiana University. Bobby’s love of English and literature led her to a lifelong career in teaching where she taught at the high school level for three years and at the college level for 34 years – one year at Marion College and at Wytheville Community College (WCC) for 33 years. Bobby retired from WCC in 2002. While at WCC Bobby served on numerous college committees. She was the Professor Emeritus of WCC in 2003. She also served as faculty advisor for five years for the Alpha Delta Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and earned the WCC Educational Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. The nine-state 600 member two-year college English Association-Southeast in Charlotte, NC awarded Bobby their “Excellence in the Teaching of English” award in 1998. This prestigious award is given to one person each year whose pursuit of excellence in the teaching of English is most outstanding. Her many accomplishments were always dedicated to the students. Bobby fervently believed that a firm, but caring attitude would help make each student a better person.

To cherish her memory, Bobby leaves behind many students who will always have a fond classroom memory of her teachings as well as many friends whom she loved very much. She also leaves behind her two beloved feline companions – George and Hans.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel, Marion, Va. Interment will follow at Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday from 1 until 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Ok. 73123; the Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation/Theater Department, 1000 East Main Street, Wytheville, Va. 24381; the Wythe County Rescue Squad, 195 West Spring Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382; or a charity of your choice.

Special thanks to Dr. & Mrs. James J. McConnell, and the staff of Carrington Place of Wytheville Skilled Nursing/Unit B for their loving care during her stay.

To share memories of Bobby Jean Wymer, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Bobby Jean’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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I'm speechless. I was looking for a friend of the family's obituary and happened across Ms. Wymer. She was the best English teacher I had at WCC. She took time with each student and displayed such a caring attitude. Prayers are with her friends and family.

Diana Testerman Feb 12 2019 12:00 AM

Mary Paisley Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby Wymer

Mary Paisley Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

I was a former student. I went on to get my degrees and all that. She is the one person who stands out more to me than any of the other professors I had. I was struggling to write good papers in her English class. She took me to the side one day and said, Keith, you have the potential to write. I want you to write like you talk. Stop overthinking. That was many years ago. I am now in the process of writing a book and one of my many inspirations is her. Write like you talk. So sorry for your loss

Keith Gore Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Ms. Wymer was an exceptional teacher, mentor, and person. She loved her family, her students, and she never met a stranger, and she loved her critters. She lived her life as a Christian for Christ. She will be missed. Blessing and hugs to the family.

Alisa Mercer Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sad to hear of Bobby's passing. Our Frazier family members in Alabama (Wilma Frazier, Pam Frazier), California (Randy Frazier) and Oregon (Larry & Robin Frazier) send our prayers to Bobby's family. We are asking that our Lord's comforting spirit be with Bobby's family at this time. We know that she will be missed. We love all of you! Larry Frazier, Jr.

Larry Frazier Feb 4 2019 12:00 AM

You were a good teacher, Ms. Wymer, a compliment that I pay to few. Rest well, old friend, knowing that your life made this world a better place for many.

Rhonda Simmerman Feb 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobby Wymer

Rhonda Simmerman Feb 4 2019 12:00 AM

Most of us can count on one hand those teachers that really made a difference or inspired us. Bobby Wymer was one of those teachers for me. She was a wonderful dichotomy of brilliance and simple country girl (SGHS 1959) values....RIP, sweet lady.

Larry G. Hutton Feb 1 2019 12:00 AM

Miss Wymer was one of the best teachers I ever had. She was loved and admired by all of her students. She taught me in high school and also college. RIP Miss Bobbie Jean. You will be missed!

Brenda Viers Feb 1 2019 12:00 AM

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