Larry Allen Rodeffer, 30, a pilot for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, was one of five persons killed Wednesday in the crash of a two-engine Cessna Citation executive jet aircraft at Mercer County Airport in Bluefield, W.Va.
A spokesman for the National Transporation Safety Board said it has not been determined whether Mr. Rodeffer was the pilot or the copilot of the plane. The crash, which claimed the lives of all aboard the plane, is still under investigation.
Mr. Rodeffer was born in Leesburg and grew up in Vienna. He was a graduate of James Madison High School and attended Northern Virginia Community College. From 1969 to 1973, he served in the Air Force. When he left the service, he settled in Myrtle Beach, S.C., learned to fly, became a flying instructor and worked for the Southern Charter company.
In 1979, he joined Georgia-Pacific and was based in Augusta, Ga. He was on a flight for the company when the crash occurred. He lived in Martinez, Ga.
His marriage to Pam Rodeffer ended in divorce.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Winfred W. and Frances W. Rodeffer of Vienna; three brothers, Winfred M. Jr., of Virginia Beach, Va., Douglas M., of Forrestville and Robert S., of Winchester, Va., a sister, Carol Ann Rodeffer of Falls Church, and a grandmother, Lottie Rodeffer of Harrisonburg, Va.