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Summer 2018 Wofford Today
In memoriam

In memoriam

Remembering men and women from the Wofford family.

1943

Maloy R. Rash Jr., Oct. 17, 2016, Greenville, S.C. An officer and pilot of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Rash trained British pilots at Riddle Field in Florida for air combat. He retired as president of the Ivey’s department store chain.

 

1945

Dr. Walker Hardee Ford, Dec. 27, 2016, Anderson, S.C. Ford spent the majority of his career in public school education, retiring as principal of Shell Point Elementary School in Beaufort, S.C. He was a longtime member of The Baptist Church of Beaufort, where he was a Sunday School teacher and deacon.

 

1947

Benjamin A. Brown Jr., Nov. 19, 2016, Lancaster, S.C. Brown fought in three major campaigns during World War II: the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland and the Central Europe Campaign. He came to Wofford as a veteran. A CPA, Brown spent his career with Springs Industries, serving as director of the tax department for 25 years. After retirement he enjoyed building furniture and volunteering his accounting skills.

Dr. Grover C. Tuggle Sr., Dec. 18, 2016, Chester, S.C. Tuggle was a B29 flight engineer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, a retired optometrist and a member of the Lions Club for 62 years.

 

1951

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Whitner Kennedy Sr., Dec. 16, 2016, Waynesboro, Va. Kennedy spent two years on a submarine in the Pacific during World War II. He came to Wofford after the war and excelled in basketball and tennis. Kennedy went on to become a Presbyterian minister and leader in the Presbyterian Church USA, including service on the General Council and Social Witness Policy Committee.

 

1952

Retired Col. Alexander A. C. Gerry, Dec. 16, 2016, Glen Burnie, Md. Gerry enjoyed a long and distinguished military career. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he worked as technical director on various films, most notably “Kelly’s Heroes,” “Castle Keep” and “Catch 22.” He wrote extensively on national security and foreign policy and mastered seven languages.  

 

1954

The Rev. William M. Page Jr., Dec. 15, 2016, Greenville, S.C. A U.S. Navy veteran, Page went on to earn a divinity degree and serve Upstate Baptist churches for over 50 years. 

The Rev. Zeb Williams Jr., Nov. 14, 2016, Lexington, Va. During his 55-year career as an ordained minister, Williams served Associate Reformed Presbyterian churches in six states. He was a past editor of the ARP church’s magazine.

 

1955

The Rev. James D. Stewart, Nov. 25, 2016, Green Valley, Ariz. Stewart served United Methodist churches in South Carolina, Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. 

 

1958

Stanley V. Faw, Oct. 28, 2016, Concord, N.C. Faw was a sales manager with Liberty Life Insurance and later worked for Enterprise Car Rental. He was a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Franklin Delano Hutchinson, Jan. 19, 2017, McClellanville, S.C. A U.S. Army veteran, Hutchinson retired from Unisom Insurance Co. and then worked for Seibels Bruce Group Inc. as a senior vice president of insurance operations. He was an elder of New Wappetaw Presbyterian Church.

 

1959

William N. Bradford Jr., Jan. 28, 2017, Burlington, N.C. Bradford played basketball at Wofford and was president of the senior class and Kappa Sigma fraternity. He had been employed by Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent Technologies as a computer systems analyst for more than 30 years. After retirement he worked six additional years for IBM. Bradford was an active member of Front Street United Methodist Church for 50 years.

 

1960

Dr. Asbury Cecil Bozard Jr., Dec. 22, 2016, Mount Pleasant, S.C. Bozard was an orthopedic surgeon and former chief of staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

William Phelps Brickle, Aug. 12, 2016, Hanahan, S.C. Brickle served in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of major. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Wofford and went on to work in the field of counseling.

 

1962

Dr. William West Kellett III, Dec. 24, 2016, Greenville, S.C. Kellett was a third-generation Wofford graduate. He served as a major in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox and returned to Greenville where he practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 32 years. He was an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, a foster parent and a faithful volunteer at the Place of Hope at United Ministries. Kellett did medical mission work for 20 years and loved dancing with his wife, playing tennis and hiking.

 

1964

William Carlisle Patterson, Nov. 13, 2016, Laurens, S.C. Patterson served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Wofford. For more than 20 years he was a sales associate with Baldwin Automotive in Laurens.

Dr. Robert Dewitt Tollison, Oct. 24, 2016, Clemson, S.C. Tollison served in the Nixon and Reagan administrations in many roles, including senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisors and then later as director of the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission. At the time of his death, he was the J. Wilson Newman Professor of Economics at Clemson University. He also had taught at Cornell, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, George Mason and University of Mississippi. 

 

1966

John Dillard Jacobs, Feb. 5, 2017, Columbia, S.C. Jacobs retired in 2005 after a 37-year career with the South Carolina Employment Security Commission.

Reginald Earl Smith, Jan. 10, 2017, Spartanburg, S.C. Smith was president of Carolina Electric Co. from 1967 to 1985. He then worked for Hoechst Celanese and J. Frank Blakely until his retirement in 2012.

 

1967

Dr. Hugh Thomas Arthur II, Feb. 3, 2017, Columbia, S.C. Arthur held both a Ph.D. in economics and a law degree. He taught at Jacksonville State University and later went to work at SCANA in 1982, retiring as general counsel in 2005.

Kenneth Wayne Barnette, Jan. 14, 2017, Reidville, S.C. Barnette retired after 31 years of service as a S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation cardiac counselor. He was a member of the gospel group the Barnette Brothers and was a competitive tennis player.

 

1974

William Samuel Lander III, Dec. 14, 2016, Denver, N.C. A small business owner, Lander was active in the Boy Scouts of America and considered his mission helping the development of Eagle Scouts. He loved the beach and deep sea fishing.

 

1976

James Mack Cubbage Jr., Dec. 3, 2016, Rock Hill, S.C. Cubbage was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Wofford. He was a business owner and manager.

The Rev. Julius W.D. Jackson, Oct. 18, 2016, Philadelphia, Pa. While serving several churches, Jackson also was vicar of St. Dismiss Episcopal Mission at Graterford Prison from 1995 to 2011. He was the interim rector at St. George and St. Barnabas at the time of his death. Jackson was an active member of the Episcopal Black Clericus, a member of the Vicar’s Association and president of the local chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians.

 

1977

Carlos M. Lindsey, Dec. 27, 2016, Greenville, S.C. Lindsey owned and operated Greenville Industrial Supply. He was an avid sportsman.

 

1979

Horace Edwin “Win” Williams, Jan. 23, 2017, Columbia, S.C. Williams was co-founder of Island Car Wash in Hilton Head. He was on the board of a family owned business, Dixie Electronics.

 

1980

Retired Maj. James E. Moody Jr., Oct. 26, 2016, Atlanta, Ga. Moody was an officer with the Morehouse College Campus Police Department and a retired major in the U.S. Army, receiving numerous commendations for his 20 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., initiated into the Tau Delta Chapter at Wofford.

 

1995

Kevin Stuart Williams, Nov. 4, 2016, Daytona Beach, Fla. Williams died after a short illness. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Wofford and went on to earn master’s degrees from Villanova University and Colorado Technical University. He worked in human resources for Memorial Hospital.