James "Jim" Candler Dies at 78

Lynchburg, VA - The owner and president of Candler Oil Company has passed away. James "Jim" Candler died Tuesday at home.

Candler was also very involved in the community. He was a board member at Amazement Square, on the Board of Trustees for Centra Health and played an instrumental role in merging Lynchburg General.

He was involved at the Salvation Army, the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, and several school boards.

Candler's memorial service is at Peakland Baptist Church at 1 p.m. He was 78.