Campbell Gilchrist Henderson ’49

 Mr. Campbell Gilchrist Henderson, 92, passed away at his home Thursday morning surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Wyndall Mason Henderson. They were married for 61 years.

Mr. Henderson was born in Walterboro on December 11, 1924. He was the son of the late Alexander Fraser and Jessie Harrison Henderson. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant in the Pacific Ocean Theater.

After his military service, he returned to Davidson College and, upon graduation, entered the banking profession. He retired as president of Farmers and Merchants Bank in 1985. Mr. Henderson was an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, having received the Silver Beaver Award for his service.

He was inducted into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame in 1985. He was also a lifelong member of Bethel Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and treasurer emeritus. Additionally, he was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club.

He is survived by his children: Cam Henderson, Jr. and wife Carolyn of Walterboro; Jess Charters and husband Andrew of Megggett; Leigh Stoots of Meggett. There are four grandchildren: Wendy Ferreira (Jason), Nancy Henderson, James Stoots, and Campbell Stoots.

Mr. Henderson leaves behind one great-granddaughter, Leona Ferreira, his sister Alice H. Jervey, and long-time caregiver Willie Mae Holmes.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. on Sunday at Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home in Walterboro. Burial services will be held privately at Live Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 403 Church Street, Walterboro, SC, 29488 Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Hugh Kerr “Bud” Aiken, Jr. ’50

Hugh Kerr “Bud” Aiken, Jr., 87, husband of Clairene Harris Aiken, of Greenville, died Monday, July 10, 2017.

A Greenville native born on July 30, 1929, he was the son of the late Hugh Kerr Aiken and Alberta Farmer Aiken.

An Eagle Scout, Mr. Aiken attended Greenville High School and later graduated from Davidson College where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Mr. Aiken began his business career at Piedmont Paint Manufacturing Company where he was President and later founded Rutland Plastics in Charlotte, N.C. Known for his business sense and strong leadership qualities, Mr. Aiken served as the President of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Christ Church Episcopal School and as Chairman of the CCES School Board.

He was a communicant of Christ Church in Greenville. Mr. Aiken was President of the Cotillion, President of the Poinsett Club and President of the St. Andrew’s Society.

In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jane Harris Aiken, of Washington, D.C., and her husband, Thomas Gibbes Hagerty, Susan Kerr Aiken, of Camden, SC, Elizabeth Aiken Chambers, of Greenville, and her husband, David Matthew Chambers; nine grandchildren, Mary Lanier Hagerty, Robert Chapman Hagerty, Claire Aiken Hagerty, John Withers Morris, Hugh Aiken Morris, Macon Carlisle Morris, Elizabeth Lenore Chambers, Caroline Alderson Chambers, and Katherine Reid Chambers.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Aiken was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Albert Farmer Aiken (Mary Ruth Lesesne).

A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the All Saint’s Center at Christ Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Meadowcroft presiding. Burial will follow in the church yard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Project Host, 525 S. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601, Christ Church Outreach Fund, 10 N. Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee. com.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown

Jack Elliott Trawick ’57

Jack Elliott Trawick, 80, of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away on July 8, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center. Jack was born in Macon, GA, the third of four children of Benton Jenkins Trawick and Lottie Donaldson Trawick.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Benton James (Jay) Trawick.

He is survived by his sister, Jeannine Trawick Alley, and brother, Harry Wayne Trawick and sister-in-law Marlyn Utley Trawick, all of Macon, GA.

He is additionally survived by Catherine Ramsey Trawick, his loving wife of 58 years, and his children, Michael Alan Trawick and wife Deborah Crabbe Trawick of Winston-Salem, NC; Benton Jefferson Trawick and wife Amy Raye Trawick of Burke, VA; and Robert Chason Trawick and wife Amanda Sloan Trigg of New City, NY. His grandchildren are Evan Michael Trawick, Marshall Andrew Trawick, Hannah Rae Trawick and husband Jacob David (Jake) Coltrane, Duncan Sinclair Trawick, and Owen Harris Trawick.

Jack was a 1957 graduate of Davidson College, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, and a dedicated journalist, who retired as Assistant to the Publisher at the Winston-Salem Journal.

As a reporter, he participated in the Journal’s 1971 Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the effects of strip mining in the Appalachian region.

He was also a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving three churches in that position. He was a longtime member of Parkway Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, and he served on numerous committees and commissions of Salem Presbytery.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Parkway Presbyterian Church.

Weldon Bruce Shipley ’58

Weldon Bruce Shipley, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at CarePartners Hospice Solace. Bruce, a lifelong resident of Asheville, was the son of the late Harold Robert Shipley and Mary Sorrells Shipley. He was a 1954 graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and a 1958 graduate of Davidson College, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

After graduation from college, Bruce joined his father in the family furniture business, Shipley’s Ethan Allen, and remained active until his retirement. Bruce was a long time member of the Biltmore Forest Country Club where golf and playing ‘set-back’ were his favorite activities with many friends. Bruce was also an Army veteran and a member of Central United Methodist Church for 60 years.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Henderson Shipley; son, Stuart Shipley, and his wife Missy, and their children John Stuart Shipley and Mary Margaret Shipley; daughter Lynne Shipley Murphy and her husband Tom Murphy of Coto de Caza, CA and their children Matthew Chase Murphy, Megan Elizabeth Murphy, and Kelly Murphy Simmons and her husband, William Rees Simmons; and daughter Sandra Shipley Manthorpe of Charlotte, NC and her children Charlotte Louise Manthorpe and Oliver Weldon Manthorpe.

Also surviving is Bruce’s brother William H. Shipley of Charlotte, NC and his children Ed Shipley, David Shipley and Holly Devine.

A memorial service will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 on Sunday, July 9 at 3:00 PM. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Building Fund, 27 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from July 7 to July 9, 2017

Little Howard ’58

Little Howard, 81, passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Louise Mundy, a brother Jackie, and an aunt who became his surrogate mom, Gladys Seehorn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 yrs, Kym, children Tammy Wilson and Dane (Susan), sister Julene (Harry) Sherrill, cousins Monte Seehorn and June Raymond, sister-in-law Vickie Watkins, nephew Elijah Watkins and grandchildren Shannon, Landon (Micilin), Jake, Tanner, and Lily.

Little moved in with his aunt Gladys, attending Lenoir High School, where he became a football star. He met his first wife, Beverly Wilson there, and after college graduation, they were married.

Little was recruited by several colleges that offered him scholarships for both his academic and football skills. He chose Davidson College, where he joined Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated with honors and a BS degree in Economics.

Prior to graduation Little contracted polio in his upper thigh. As a result, he had to graduate a year later due to the length of his treatment. He was asked to play in the Shrine Bowl, and when he walked out on the field, he received a standing ovation from the stadium crowd!

Little was offered a job in sales with Standard Oil Company, so he moved to Charlotte, where he remained for more than 50 years.<

A year later, he received orders from the U.S Army to report to Kaiserschoten, Germany for duty. He became a sergeant, and had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe while enlisted there. In the early 60's, he returned to Charlotte and entered the real estate industry. He got his real estate sales and building contractor's licenses.

His roommate and frat brother, "Bun" Perkinson and he established Howard-Perkinson Realty. They built apartments and some spec homes in southeast Charlotte. Another Davidson graduate, James "Slick" Evans, asked Little to form a construction company with him, and together they built both McClintock Woods and Carmel Woods in the late 60's and 70's.

When the interest rates climbed to 22% for builders, Little was asked to consult for the Lake Norman Company. In the mid-80's, Jim Evans asked Little to come back and work with him as V.P. of Construction, building luxury townhomes. Evans had started the construction of SharonView Place townhomes. Kym was the on-site salesperson for the Allen Tate Company, who represented Evans. They spotted one another, and the lovely courtship began.

Little helped build five successful townhome communities until he retired in 2001. Little became an enthusiastic tennis player through his membership at Olde Providence Racquet Club. He enjoyed sitting out on the front lawn porch telling jokes to his cronies.

He loved to dance to beach music doing what became known as the "disco shag". He never missed a party at OP or at Providence Country Club, where he was also a member. Little loved reading, trips to the beaches, mountains, or Shelton Vineyards, all spectator sports, and relaxing by his pool.

Little has been described as a "beautiful man both inside and out". He was a "gentle giant". He was kind, loyal, honest and humble… a true gentleman. He had a mighty spirit that kept him going through the adversity he faced, as a result of the neck fractures. He kept "plugging" along, walking a mile every day, cane in hand. He has left a huge void in all of our lives.

In lieu of a funeral service, visitation will be at the home on Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 5-7:30. All friends and family are invited.
A private party at OPRC is planned for Sept., 2017.

Published in Charlotte Observer on July 17, 2017

Edward A. Rice Jr. ’69

Edward A. Rice Jr., of Charleston, SC, died on June 28, 2017, at MUSC, following a tragic car accident.

He was born on February 24, 1947 in New York, New York, the son of the late Margaret Koontz Rice and Edward Ambler Rice. Ed was raised in Clemson, SC and graduated from Davidson College and MUSC.

He was married to Elizabeth Fleischman Rice (Bob) for 25 years. They had two daughters, Margaret Killian Rice of Charleston, SC and Corday Elizabeth Rice (Tommy) of Arlington, WA.

Ed is survived by his ex-wife, Beth; daughters; son-in-law, Tommy Grammer; sister, Margaret “Peggy” Rice Gerling (Michael) of Biburg, Germany; nephews, Peter Gerling of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Ed Heyward (Hattie) of Huntington Beach, CA, Keith Heyward (Julia) of Providence, RI, and Alexander Nisbet (Kina) of Seattle, WA; nieces, Diana Gerling Oehmen(Markus) of Munich, Germany, Bet Heyward of San Francisco, CA and Caroline Nisbet of Chapel Hill, NC; cousins George M. Hearn, Jr. (Kaye) of Conway, SC, Peter Lee Hearn (Julie) of Conway, SC, John Judson Hearn (Jane) of Columbia, SC, and Andrew Wrenn Hearn (Christine) of Alpharetta, GA and their children.

He was predeceased by his aunt, Martha Sink Hearn, uncle, Bob Rice, and brother-in-law, Mark Fleischman. Ed lived in Charleston since 1971 and was a devout member of AA since 1994. He loved the outdoors, bird watching, visiting his daughters, and once-a-week dinner and cards with Beth and her husband (his dear friend) Bob Seigler.

Most of all, he loved spending time with his three unruly dogs, Colby, Cooper, and Cotton. He also loved his grand dogs very much, and his special furry friend Brady who he took on weekly outings while his moms, Cameron and Beth, were at work. He wake boarded until turning 70 in February and had definite plans to go a couple of more times this summer.

He visited his loving friends John and Donna Welborne, of Morganton, NC often and was especially fond of their children, Dalton and Shelby.

He kept in touch with old and new friends via phone and email, and if your were lucky, you’d get one of his letters he typed on his typewriter and sent by regular mail. He will be dearly missed by all.

Ed worked as an emergency physician for many years at Trident Regional Hospital in North Charleston, SC. He also worked in Palm Coast, FL and Valdese Hospital near Morgantown, NC.

J Hebry  Stuhr, INC., Downtown Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

His family will follow his wishes and celebrate his life by not having a memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Charleston Animal Society, “Through torrents of tears we tried to console one another but failed. How many times had we prepared ourselves for this destined event? I felt as though I saw his soul in the form of a majestic raptor soaring over the river where we swam. In the afternoon sun, ever ascending circles into sky, azure blue.” (Excerpt from Ed’s notes, kitchen table, June 2017, regarding passing of one of his beloved grand dogs.)

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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John Frampton McGee ’43

John Frampton McGee, 94, died on June 23, 2017, after a short period of declining health.

Born in Charleston, SC, January 9, 1923, he was the son of Hall Thomas McGee and Gertrude Wyman Frampton McGee. He graduated from Charleston (SC) High School in 1939 and Davidson College in 1943.

A member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he was President of the Eumanean Literary Society, Track team manager and Army ROTC Captain. He received his Commission at Ft. Benning and was deployed to England. He landed at Utah Beach on June 12th and was assigned to Company “D” of the 117th Infantry Regiment of the 30th Division. He saw combat from Normandy to Germany.

During the Bulge, he aided in halting the S.S. Panzers at Stavelot, Belgium. He was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with two Clusters, five Campaign Stars, a presidential Unit Citation and French and Belgian Croix de Guerre with Silver Star and was discharged as a Captain. In 1946, he joined the Evening Post Publishing Company in Charleston, SC.

In 1961, he joined the State-Record Company in Columbia, SC, and served as general manager and associate Publisher. He became General Executive with Knight Newspapers, Inc., in Miami in 1969 and joined Clay Communications in Charleston, WV, in 1970. He became its president and guided the company from one newspaper to a holding company with five daily and three Sunday papers, and four television stations.

After the sale of the company in 1987, he served on the Board Thomson Newspapers until 1990. McGee served on the Board of Directors of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and was President of the State Press Associations of South Carolina and West Virginia. He was elected twice as a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Press.

The McGee’s shared a passion for travel and education, which they generously instilled in children and grandchildren through shared experiences with family. After his retirement, McGee and his beloved wife, Ruth, returned to Africa to teach journalism at the University of Nairobi in Kenya and later in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. Because of his efforts in the development of a free press in Africa, he was chosen to be a poll-watcher in the 1994 election in which Nelson Mandela became President of S. Africa.

In Thailand, he continued his free-press development efforts through service on the Board of the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation and its development and distribution of a basic journalism textbook for students and working journalists throughout Southeast Asia.

The McGee’s shared a strong faith in God. They were devoted members of First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV. They established the McGee Foundation in Charleston, WV, in 1991, for philanthropic endeavors in the U.S., Africa and Asia, with a special emphasis on giving back to institutions in West Virginia like the Clay Center, WVU, and numerous other eleemosynary endeavors.

At Davidson, he served on both the Board of Directors and the Board of Visitors, which he chaired. The couple endowed a Visiting professorship in Writing and the Directorship of the Dean Rusk Program. McGee served as Vice-Chairman of the Charleston Area Medical Center, Vice-Chairman of the Clay Center, and Board of Directors of the United Bank.

A Rotarian, he was a member of the Huguenot Society of SC, the Cosmos Club, Edgewood Country Club, and numerous civic organizations. He received YMCA’s Spirit of the Valley Award for his lifetime of service to the people of the Kanawha Valley.

He is survived by two daughters from his first marriage to Ann Beverly Canby of Little Rock, AR., Beverly (Mrs. Archibald Hardy) of Saluda, NC, and Cathy (Mrs. W. deBerniere Mebane) of Greenville, SC, in addition to eight grandchildren: Perry Kinder Longno (Lance), Emory Kinder Wright (Jon), Will Mebane (Martha Corcoran), Harriet Mebane, John Mebane, Catharine Mebane Sturtevant (Drew), Jane Mebane Mobley, and Beverly Mebane Helms (Carter) and 14 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his cousin, counselor and best life-long friend, Joseph H. (Peter) McGee and his wife Patti, of Charleston, SC. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Bauknight McGee, who was survived by one son, Charles Smedley (Sue), and one granddaughter, Sara Jane Smedley.

A memorial celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, WV. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Hugh “Woody” Leach ’51

Hugh Underwood “Woody” Leach, 88, of Blacksburg, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his home.

He was born December 21, 1928 in Donalsonville, Ga., son of the Reverend Coleaton Underwood Leach and Lois Baker Leach.

He married Nancy Phillips on March 28, 1953. A noted community activist and Presbyterian minister, Woody grew up in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

His undergraduate education was at Davidson College where he was active in ROTC and attended on a football scholarship majoring in history and graduating in 1951. Woody then served in the United States Artillery Army including two years in Germany from 1953 to 1955.

He earned his Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. in 1958. Woody had a burning passion for social justice that was re-enforced by an association with the Rev. William Sloane Coffin during his sabbatical and Masters of Ethics at Yale in 1963-64.

In 1958 Woody began his 35 years of ministry in Blacksburg. He initially served under the Presbyterian Campus Christian Life Committee of Virginia. In 1964 the Presbyterian Westminster Fellowship merged with students of the Disciples of Christ Church. In the 1960s the program was very active as a crisis center to meet student needs.

In 1970 the ministry moved to 305 Washington Street and became known as Cooper House Presbyterian Campus Ministry. Woody was involved in the 1965 Prince Edward County, Virginia literacy project “Operation Catch Up” for African American school children victimized by Virginia’s massive resistance to racial integration. The project enrolled 520 children, with 37 teaching and administering the program.

He served one term on Blacksburg’s Town Council from 1978 to 1982 and was instrumental in the 1989 formation of the San Jose de Bocay, Nicaragua official sister city relationship with Blacksburg. He made many visits with other Blacksburg volunteers and Virginia Tech students to improve their local schools and increase safety through the building of fuel-efficient stoves for town residents.

His advanced professional education continued during summer sabbaticals: one at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, Calif. and another on a Danforth Scholarship at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif.

His special interests included enjoying conversations with friends and playing tennis. He was preceded in death by his adult son, Christopher “Chris” Underwood Leach, of California; his granddaughter, Ashley Dowdy, of Christiansburg, Va.; and sister, Martha O’Neal Leach.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Phillips Leach; two daughters, Sheri Leach of Christiansburg, Va. and Susie Borenstein of Alexandria, Va.; and four grandchildren, Josh Dowdy, Zachary Borenstein, Elyse Borenstein and Leah Borenstein. He is survived by two brothers, Neil Calvin Leach and wife, D’Etta of Asheville, N.C. and Dan Blanchard Leach and wife, Genevieve of Greensboro, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Taylor of Blacksburg officiating and the Rev. Jim VandeBerg of St. Augustine, Fla. and Woody’s brother, Neil Leach of Asheville, N.C. assisting. Private inurnment of cremains with the family only will be held at a later date at Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley in Blacksburg.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: UKirk at Virginia Tech (formerly known as Cooper House Presbyterian Campus Ministry) 305 Washington Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060; or Blacksburg Presbyterian Church 701 Church Street SE Blacksburg, VA 24060 or Sojourn Center (hospice house project for the New River Valley, sojourncenter.org), P.O. Box 295, Blacksburg, VA 24063. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg VA, 540-552-3211.

 

Robert Earl “Butch” LeDoyen ’62

Robert Earl LeDoyen passed away June 16, 2017.

He was born to Matthew Weaverly LeDoyen, Sr. (Buster) and Jessie Virginia Culpepper, on May 2, 1940.

Preceded in death by his parents and co-parents: Christine Newman LeDoyen and Presley Maxwell Adamson, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved Susan Stewart, sons: Robert Edward LeDoyen (Kary Hyed); James Allen LeDoyen (Candice Anglin LeDoyen) and their mother, Ann Stevenson LeDoyen; grandchildren: Yeoman First Class James Dean LeDoyen and Claire S. LeDoyen, sisters: Sharon LeDoyen Miller; Becky Adamson Walker; Ida Adamson Patykula; and brothers: Matthew Weaverly LeDoyen, Jr.; Presley Maxwell Adamson, III; Jeff Adamson.

On his journey he had many interests and enjoyments including: family (large family with lots and lots of cousins), friends, soccer, Davidson College, bridge, travel, the stock market, reading, classical music, art, food, and wine

He had a strong belief in and strived to conduct his life as guided by the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”(Matt. 7:12).

He attended Davidson College and believed strongly in Davidson’s Honor Code and Legacy of Trust. As stated “Davidson avoids self-righteousness or arrogance. A community built on trust and honesty by definition practices patience, compassion and forgiveness. Whatever field they choose, Davidson alumni honor the legacy that a culture of trust bequeaths: a life lived courageously and wholeheartedly in service of something that matters” – Dr. Carol E. Quillen President, Davidson College.

Charles David Grant ’65

Charles David Grant, age 73 of Canton, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta, GA.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 8th at 2:00p.m. in the Sanctuary of Canton First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim McRae and Rev. Sandra Henry officiating. Interment with Army Military Honors will be held at 2:30PM Friday October 6, 2017 in the Georgia National Cemetery.

David graduated from North Druid Hills High School in 1961 then attended Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina and graduated with a BS in Mathematics then received his Masters degree at the University of Georgia.

Captain David Grant served at N.O.R.A.D.(North American Aerospace Defense Command) being the only U.S. Army officer to serve at that Air Force Installation at that time. After his military service he was a Mathematics Instructor at Dekalb College. He retired in 1979 to pursue his Actuarial career.

David was deeply involved with the Boy Scouts of America from 1990 until the time of his death. The classes he accomplished were Fast Start, Youth Protection, SLT, Wood Badge and BSA Lifeguard. He worked with the Summer Camps: 1993 Daniel Boone, 1994 Woodruff; 1995 Woodruff; 1996 Woodruff (acting Scoutmaster); 1998 Daniel Boone. He Loved High Adventure: 1997 Sea Base (Trip Leader); 1998 Post Philmont; 1999 Northern Tier.

Awards: Scouter Training Award. The District Level Activities were Scoutmastership Fundamentals Staff, Spring, 1998 Dekalb; Fall, 1998 Dekalb; Spring, 1999 Hightower Trail. Camporee Staff: Spring 1997 Highland Games; Spring, 1998 Air & Space; Fall, 1998, Sportsfest. District Committee- Hightower Trail, Boy Scout Training Chair July, 1998 – 2012. District Award of Merit (Dekalb) Spring, 1998. His Council Level Activities were the Allatoona Aquatics Base Staff Swimming and Lifesaving 1996- present, BSA Lifeguard Counselor, BSA Aquatics Instructor Spring, 1998 Camp School- Camp School – Camp Comer, AL, Visitation Team Camp Buck Toms Spring, 1997.

David was an Actuary, Employee Benefit Consultant- Towers Perrin
Atlanta Actuarial Club- Society of Actuaries; Enrolled Actuary- Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Atlanta Jaycees.

He was a Sunday School Teacher/ fourth grade boys, chair Finance Committee at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. David was active in the Southern Regional National Camp School for the past 13 years.

He was President of the Clan Grant Society of the United States, He was also a former President of ST. Andrews Society in Atlanta, GA and a former President of the Burns Club of Atlanta, GA.

He is survived by: Wife – Jane Stalcup Grant of Canton, GA, Son – Patrick Grant and Tara Strobach of Atlanta, GA, Daughter – Katherine and Todd Boyce of Decatur, GA, Sister – Anne and Jim Rambo of Conyers, GA, Grandchild – Elizabeth McKinnon Boyce. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. The wearing of Scottish (Kilts) and Boy Scout Uniforms would be appreciated by the family. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Grant Family.

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