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Date published: 10/5/2013

James G. Browder Jr.

James G. "Jamie" Browder Jr., retired Army major general of the 80th Division (TNG), passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 2, 2013.

Jamie received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1966 from VMI and continued to support VMI as an active alumnus. In 1996, as a professional engineer, he became the chief engineer of the Virginia Department of Transportation. He had 34 years of dedicated service before retiring.

Although he retired from the military and VDOT, he continued to work as a principal and member of the board of directors for Belstar Inc., an engineering firm headquartered in Fairfax, Va.

After retirement, Jamie and Doma, his wife of 47 years, enjoyed spending their free time with their seven grandchildren and traveling the world with close friends. Jamie also enjoyed hunting and spending time with the Whitetail Rivers Hunt Club where he was recently elected president.

His parents, James G. Browder and Elsie Browder Lassiter, preceded him in death.

Jamie is survived by his wife, Doma; three children, Danielle McElroy (Russell), Anita Bailie (Brian) and Jim Browder (Erica); and grandchildren, Hunter, Cassidy, Jamie-Marie, Maisie, Wesley, Cole and Gavin.

Jamie is also survived by brother Andy; sister Cheryl Pulley; nieces Shana and Lee-Ann; nephew Douglas; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, VA 23230, on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Services will be held at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 on Monday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. Military interment will occur at Crestview Memorial Park, 18599 Highway One North, Lacrosse, VA 23950 at 2 p.m. the same day.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either of the following organizations: The Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road, Box 128, Strasburg, PA 17579 or Virginia Military Institute KEYDET Club.