An all girls school in Pittsylvania County is losing its longest working employee.
Curtis Jackson is retiring from Chatham Hall after working there for 62 years.
He started in the 1950's when he was 22, milking cows then moved to maintenance where he kept up the landscaping.
Jackson planted thousands of flowers in his career and saw even more students graduate.
He decided to retire now at age 84 after a knee injury.
"If I can't keep up with what I'm supposed to do you don't need me let somebody else do it. I'd be there now but I just wasn't holding up. See it was too much for me. That walking and all that," Jackson said.
Jackson's official retirement is this summer.
He plans to spend more time in his own flower gardens at home.