William Tatem “Bill” Quillen

quillenWilliam Tatem “Bill” Quillen, age 81, died suddenly and peacefully on August 19. In addition to his parents, Robert James Quillen, Sr. and Gladys Tatem Quillen, he was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Marcia Everhart Stirling Quillen; his brother, Robert James Quillen, Jr.; and his nephew, Robert Irvine Quillen.

Bill is survived by his daughters, Carol Everhart Quillen (George McLendon) and Tracey Tatem Quillen (John Carney); his grandchildren, Caitlin Everhart Lohrenz, Samuel Quillen Carney, and James Tatem Stirling Carney; his sister-in-law, Barbara Flinn Quillen; his niece Anne Quillen Donecker and her family; and his Tatem and Quillen cousins.

Bill grew up in New Castle, where his father and uncle, and then his brother, ran Quillen Brothers Ford from 1926 through 1982. For Bill, New Castle was essential to his identity, and his father and brother remained his heroes and role models of “usefulness” throughout his life. He was a lifelong member of and adulthood leader in the New Castle Presbyterian Church.

Bill graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1952, and considered his Quaker education and the friends it brought him another foundation of his identity. He was legendary for keeping his classmates in touch with him and with each other, and greatly enjoyed their recent tradition of annual reunions in Florida.

He graduated from his equally beloved Williams College in 1956, received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. from The University of Virginia School of Law. He was grateful to Marcia’s parents for sharing “The Pink House” in Ocean City, NJ, so generously with him, and he enjoyed his time there continuing through this summer.

Bill was a devoted fan and, with his family, longtime season ticket holder of University of Delaware football. He yelled at the radio and television through countless Phillies and Eagles games. He was a fan of the original Blue Rocks and enjoyed enlightening all who might not know about the greatness of Robin Roberts. Bill was always among the most loyal—and loudest—Friends School sports fans; as he said, “I fell in love with the School in seventh grade when someone handed me a football uniform.” He also played basketball and baseball, and received the School’s “Spirit Cup,” not for the best athlete but for best representing the spirit of Friends athletics.

He cheered for the Quakers, including his daughters and grandsons, every season of his life, and made great friends among his bleacher buddies. He was especially proud to have had a chance to nominate Coach Bob “T” Tattersall, with whom he rehashed every football game, for the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. He also traveled to Texas to see his granddaughter compete in cross country and track, and was proud to attend her 2015 graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In recent years, since his daughter, Carol, became President of Davidson College, he added the Wildcats and then, via Steph Curry, the Warriors, to his athletic devotions, and was grateful for the welcome to the Davidson family he and Marcia received from Coach Bob McKillop and his players.

A Roosevelt-Kennedy Democrat, Bill had a passion for politics and history, and considered staying informed to be both an obligation and a joy of citizenship. He devoured news, often reading aloud to whoever was in earshot from the paper and non-fiction books. He was a genuinely public-minded and -spirited person; it was instinctive to him to weigh the common good first.

He had one political campaign of his own, running for Governor in 1984, and was involved in many more, including the careers of Vice President Joe Biden and of his son-in-law, Congressman John Carney.

Bill was more than once accused of not being able to hold a job, with the recognition that he always had a good one. He started as an officer in the JAG Corps of the United States Air Force and then served as a law clerk to Judge Charles Terry, before working briefly but gratefully as an Associate at Richards, Layton & Finger. He became counsel to then-Governor Terry, who appointed Bill, at just 31 years old, to the Delaware State Superior Court.

Bill thereafter was known to most Delawareans as “Judge.” He served on each of the State’s major courts, including as Chancellor and as a Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. He had what he modestly described as an 11-year “frolic” in the private and political sectors—working in the Trust Department at Wilmington Trust; serving proudly, and again most gratefully, as a Partner at Potter, Anderson & Corroon; running for Governor; serving as General Counsel of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, then the world’s largest charity; and teaching Ethics and Constitutional Law, and one course for daring undergraduates, at Widener University.

He returned to full-time public service when he was appointed as Delaware’s Secretary of State by then-Governor Tom Carper, who completed the professional circle by appointing Bill once again as a Judge on Delaware’s Superior Court. After what many thought was his retirement, Bill found new valued colleagues, formal and informal, at Drinker Biddle & Reath and at the firm then known as Seitz, Ross, Aronstam & Moritz.

At the time of his death, Bill was working on a biography of Collins J. Seitz with his friend and Judge Seitz’s son, Supreme Court Justice, New Castle resident, and leader in the New Castle Presbyterian Church, C.J. Seitz.

Along the way, there were numerous influential opinions, incorporations, overseas trips on behalf of the State; visits to leading academic medical centers across the country to help chart the future of medical research; service to the World Affairs Council and the legal community; the planning and building of a $75 million headquarters for Hughes, the planning of the Delaware Archives; a book about the Delaware Court of Chancery and many articles; the preservation and celebration of the history of New Castle; awards, recognitions, and terms of charitable and corporate board service. Of special value to Bill were the Order of the First State, the Delaware Heritage Award, and the Friends School Alumni of the Year Award.

But what Bill was most grateful for were the mentors and colleagues who gave him opportunities to contribute, and the clerks, students, and young lawyers to whom he was able to offer guidance; as he said, “anyone younger than I am is young.” Bill’s family would like to thank all of you, past and present. Leaving out many who deserve to be mentioned, we especially thank Vice President Joe Biden; Governors Terry, Tribbitt, du Pont, Castle, and Carper, who made Bill’s judicial appointments, and the members of the Senate who supported them; Irv Shapiro, Charlie Crompton, Bruce Stargatt, Jim Gilliam, Rod Ward, Jack Porter, Fred Pardee, and the rest of the Class of 1952; the Presidents and Law Deans of Widener University; the partners of Potter Anderson, Drinker Biddle, and Seitz Ross; Ned Davis, Jim McGinnis, Darrell Baker, Lin Herndon, Jim Soles, Frank Biondi, Henry Topel, Vince Bifferato, Frank Balotti, Norman Veasey, Jean Ashe Crompton, and all of his law clerks and “younger” friends who continued to inspire him as a lifelong learner and leader.

We are also comforted that Bill and his beloved Marcia are together again, grateful that he was blessed to live and die as he would have chosen and for his personal as well as professional legacy,

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at New Castle Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 27, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Bill’s memory to either New Castle Presbyterian Church (23 East Second Street, New Castle DE 19720) or Wilmington Friends School (101 School Road, Wilmington DE 19803).

For online condolences please visit; Gebhartfuneralhomes.com

Published in The News Journal from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26, 2016

T. Hartley Hall IV ’51

On August 18, 2016, the Reverend Dr. Thomas Hartley Hall IV died in Asheville, NC. He was 87 years old.

Mr. Hall was born in Macon, Georgia on July 1, 1929, the only child of Thomas H. “Jack” Hall, III and Mildred Baird Hall. He attended Lanier High School in Macon. A natural leader, Hartley served as President of Key Club International and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel for the Junior ROTC.

Mr. Hall graduated cum laude from Davidson College in 1951, was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and served as Commanding Officer of the ROTC.

He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army, Infantry Division, in the Korean War, and was a Platoon Leader, Company Commander and Headquarters Commandant for the 32nd Infantry Regiment. Mr. Hall was awarded a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Silver Star for gallantry in action.

After returning from Korea, Mr. Hall attended Union Theological Seminary (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Richmond, Virginia, graduating cum laude in 1957.

During his time at Union, Mr. Hall was staff photographer for the American School of Oriental Research in Israel and Jordan as part of an archeological expedition that located the biblical city of Gibeon. He was awarded a scholarship to Yale Divinity School, receiving an STM degree in 1958.

Mr. Hall was ordained as a Presbyterian minister and for the next 23 years served in pastorates at First Congregational Church in Branford, CT, as Presbyterian Chaplain at NC State University, at First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir, NC, First Presbyterian Church in Tyler, TX and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN.

Mr. Hall then served as President of Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, from 1981 to 1994, when he retired to Asheville, NC. He received honorary doctorate degrees from both Davidson College and Austin College. Mr. Hall was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati and a longtime member of Sam’s Club.

Mr. Hall is survived by his four children, Aurie Hall (Marcy Wilder) of Washington, DC, Grace Hall (Kathy Theoharis) of Asheville, NC, Hartley Hall (Carolyn Griffin Hall) of Nashville, TN and Leigh Hall (Michael Smith) of Carrboro, NC, and his six grandchildren, Ellis and Graham Wilder, Nicholas Hall, Grace Hall and Emma and Walker Smith. He was married from 1957 to 1997 to Ann Hartzog Hall, currently of Black Mountain, NC.

T. Hartley Hall was a man of singular intellect and Calvinist sensibility. He had boundless intellectual curiosity and an irrepressible, irreverent sense of humor. His engaging conversations could range from religious and theological issues to canning recipes; and from history and politics to the recent discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Never one to suffer fools gladly, Mr. Hall established long lasting and rewarding friendships with a wide range of people who became family to him. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him well.

For many years, Mr. Hall has supported the Verner Center for Early Learning in Asheville, NC, where he established a scholarship fund for the children of single, working mothers.

Donations can be made in Mr. Hall’s honor to the Verner Center for Early Learning, vernerearlylearning.org, Davidson College, davidson.edu, or Union Presbyterian Seminary, upsem.edu.

Published in Tennessean from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, 2016

Richard N. Booth ’64

Richard N. Booth, age 73, passed away Monday, August 08, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Booth was born in Horry County, SC, a son of the late Clyde Nelson and Inez Gore Booth.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Catherine Johnson.

Mr. Booth was a member of the Boy Scouts of America where he became an Eagle Scout and received the God and Country Award. He continued to work in scouting for many years of his life.

Mr. Booth was a graduate of Conway High School, Davidson College, and also The University of South Carolina School of Law. He was a US Army Captain who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the Judge Advocate General’s Office. While serving in the US Army, Mr. Booth received the following commendations: National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, 2 O/S Bars, and the Army Commendation Medal.

Mr. Booth was a practicing Attorney in Conway for many years and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was also an avid Ham Radio Operator.

Survivors include his wife, Carla H. Booth; his daughter, Tamara Allyson Casey of Aynor; his two nieces, Anita Johnson-Gadd of Myrtle Beach, Elizabeth Smith of Pageland, SC; his great niece, Jayda; and his two great nephews, Michael and Wesley.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Trinity United Methodist Church with Dr. William R. Childs officiating. Entombment will at Hillcrest Mausoleum Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 198 Long Avenue, Conway, SC 29526 or to Boy Scout Troop #804, c/o First United Methodist Church, 1001 5th Avenue, Conway, SC 29526.

The family would like to thank Dr. Charles Sasser and the caring and dedicated staff of Lower Cape Fear/Mercy Care Hospice, and Mr. Booth’s caregiver, Judy Surrette.

Please sign an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel is serving the family.

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Howard “Hal” Leon Huntley, Jr. ’76

Howard “Hal” Leon Huntley, Jr., 62, a long- time resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016, while under the great care of Hospice House in Charlottesville.

He fought a brave battle with heart disease and diabetes for a decade. Hal was born on Monday, May 31, 1954, in Charlotte, N.C at Charlotte Presbyterian Hospital.He was the eldest son of Howard L. Huntley, Sr. and Shirley R. Huntley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard; and his stepmother, Dot, both of Lexington, Va.; his paternal grandparents, Marion Beauford Huntley and Leah Phifer Huntley; and his maternal grandparents, Curtis Adair Redding and Faye Honeycutt Redding, all of Charlotte, N.C.

Hal graduated from Lane High School, class of 1972 and Davidson College, class of 1976. He worked as an accountant his entire life. He loved to rescue cats and was a fan of UVa sports but most especially the basketball teams. As he majored in French at Davidson and studied in France, he loved their culture. He thrived in work environs where his fluency was needed.

Hal is survived by his mother, Shirley, of Charlottesville; his two brothers, Andrew “Andy” A. Huntley, Sr. (Lisa) of Clifton, Va., and Dr. Christopher L. Huntley (Christine) of Fairfield, Conn.; his daughter, Carolyn (Jeremy); his former wife, Diane, all of Charlottesville; and his stepbrother, Phillip Lackey of Lexington, Va.

He will be missed by his four nieces and nephews, one step niece, and his five grand nieces and nephews.

His family would like to give a special thank-you to all his doctors and professional caregivers; and most especially to the gifted staff at the University of Virginia Medical Center and at Hospice House of Charlottesville, who welcomed us as a part of their family for the past couple of weeks.

Most especially we appreciate all the many friends that took time recently to see, call, or write to Hal. It made his journey so much easier.

There will be a graveside ceremony in the near future at Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va. where his cremated remains will be interred.

The date of the service will be announced later.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911 or online at www.Hopva.org.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com, where there will be a guest book for friends to leave messages.

Copyright 2016, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA

Philip Lafayette Edwards ’49

Philip Lafayette Edwards, 89, widower of Flora McLeod Edwards, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born October 22, 1926, in Sumter, SC, he was a son of Richard Thomas and Louise Williams Edwards.

After moving to Conway, SC in 1932 he attended public schools in Conway and graduated from Conway High School in 1944 with academic and athletic honors.

He entered Davidson College in the fall of 1944, and after one year of school, he entered the U.S. Merchant Marines Officers Training Program where he served in the Pacific and Atlantic. Upon his discharge from the Merchant Marine, he re-entered Davidson College.

Upon his graduation in 1949, he moved to Sumter going to work in the family business, Williams Furniture Corp. He served as Vice President and General Manager of Williams Furniture Corp. until its merger in 1967 with Georgia Pacific Corp. which he served as General Manager of the William Furniture Division of Georgia Pacific, until his retirement in 1983.

He also served on Southern Coatings and Chemical Co. Board of Directors, V.B. Williams Furniture Co. Board and Sumter Coatings Board as Secretary. Phil’s commitment to community and state through his involvement and philanthropy endeavors are numerous.

He and his wife established the Williams-Brice-Edwards Charitable Trust, which he served as Chairman. This charitable trust has funded all or a portion of charitable endeavors throughout Sumter County including the Recovery Wing at Swan Lake, the Williams-Brice-Edwards Administration Building at USC Sumter, and conference rooms at Tuomey Hospital and the Sumter County Library.

He served on the following: Davidson College Board of Trustees, MUSC Board of Visitors, NBSC Board of Directors 1958-1997 (Board Member Emeritus), Mid Carolina Commission for Higher Education 1995-2007 (Vice Chairman), Sumter County Museum Foundation Board and long serving Board Member and financial supporter of The Sumter County Museum, Sumter Rotary Club since 1953, serving as President in 1975-1976, Past President of the Sumter Industrial Assoc., Covenant Place Board of Trustees and past Director or Board Member of the following organizations: Sumter Family YMCA, Sumter Mental Health Assoc., Sumter Red Cross, Heritage Trust Advisory Board, Governor’s Mansion Committee, Santee Wateree Manpower Commission, Sumter United Way, Sumter Chamber of Commerce, Derthick Foundation-Sumter High School and the Pee Dee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He has established and funded numerous scholarships at USC Sumter, Davidson College and MUSC.

Along with his brother Thomas W. Edwards as Executors of the Martha Williams Brice Estate they negotiated details of the Estate’s bequest to enlarge the football stadium at the University of South Carolina to become Williams-Brice Stadium and the Williams-Brice School of Nursing at USC, built the Williams-Brice Youth Center at Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia, Williams-Brice Youth Center at Trinity Church in Sumter, the Williams-Brice Center at Coastal Carolina University in Conway and gave the Williams-Brice home in Sumter to the Historical Society for the purpose of housing the Sumter County Museum.

His many awards include Order of the Palmetto, SC Ambassador of Economic Development, YMCA Humanitarian of the Year, Rotarian of the Year, City of Sumter-Gamecock City Society Award, Daughters of the American Revolution-Award of Excellence in Community Service, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow and Silver Beaver Award. He was an avid accomplished tennis player becoming a top ranked player in the state and winning the SC State Championship in both Singles and Doubles in the seniors division.

He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Boyle Bible Class which he attended faithfully. He was also socially active in The Sumter Assembly, the Thalian Club, the Trian Club, Knock Rummy Club, Sunset Country Club and The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

Phil is survived by three nephews, Richard T. Edwards, II of Surfside Beach, SC, Frank O. Edwards (Vicky) and extended family of Sumter, and Dr. John R. Edwards of Vermont; sisters-in-law, Florence McLeod Ervin and extended family, Mrs. James C. McLeod, Jr. and extended family both of Florence, SC and trusted friends and advisor Wilson and Lynn MacEwen of Sumter, SC.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas W. Edwards and Richard L. Edwards.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Stephen Holler and Rev. Dr. Reginald Thackston officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Boyle Bible Class. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M. Friday in the Parlor at Trinity United Methodist Church. Private burial will be held at Sumter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Sumter County Museum, 122 N. Washington St., Sumter, SC 29150 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 226 W. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.comElmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.

 

Published in The State on July 27, 2016

Edward Newell Page, Jr. ’00

Edward Newell Page Jr., 38, of Midlothian, departed this life July 25, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his father, The Rev. Edward N. Page Sr.; grandmother, Mary Ann Edwards Tonkin; and grandfathers, George Keyes Page Jr. and William McClung Tonkin.

He is survived by his mother, Peggy Page; grandmother, Mary Kemper Page; aunt, Mary Page Manning (Bill); uncles, George Keyes Page III (Diane), Thomas J. Tonkin (Laura), John William Tonkin (Cellerina); and many loving cousins.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 W. Salisbury Road.

Edward was loved by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edmarc Hospice for Children in Portsmouth, Va. at edmarc.org or Loeys-Dietz foundation at loess-dietz.org.

Randolph M. Kabrich Jr. ’50

Randolph M. Kabrich Jr. passed away peacefully on July 23, 2016 at Friends Homes West surrounded by his family.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. The family will visit with friends immediately following the service in the Virginia Gilmore Room at the church.

A native of Wytheville, Virginia, he was the son of the late Randolph Moore Kabrich Sr. and Mattie Preston Wassum Kabrich.

He was preceded in his death by his wife Nancy Bogart Kabrich in 2012 after 58 years of marriage.

Randy served his country in the Pearl Islands of Panama as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1946. After the Army he attended Davidson College and graduated in 3 years.

He moved to Greensboro and married Nancy Bogart in 1954. His first job after college was with General Electric. He later worked and retired from A. P. Hubbard Wholesale Lumber Company after 30 years of service.

Randy was a longtime member of the Summit Rotary Club and First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro where he served as an elder and deacon. He taught Sunday school classes at the church for many years. Some people in Greensboro still remember him as their first Sunday school teacher.

He also served as the Assistant Scoutmaster of the Boy Scout Troop at First Presbyterian Church. Playing tennis was his passion at Sherwood Swim & Racquet Club. After his retirement he enjoyed playing golf and traveling with his wife.

Mr. Kabrich is survived by his three sons, Randy, Bill and his wife Susie of Greensboro, NC, and Jim and his wife Laura of Charlotte, NC, his two sisters Preston Tothill of Portland, TX, Aileen Kennedy and her husband Whit of Waynesboro, VA.

He is further survived by his loving grandchildren, Christopher, William, Jack, Luke, Claire, and Case.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 617 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

Online condolences may be made through www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

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Steven Venning Kruger ’77

Steven Venning Kruger was born February 19, 1955 in Charleston, SC, and passed away July 20, 2016 in Atlanta, GA, surrounded by family.

He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College in 1977 and a master’s in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina in 1981.

His career was highlighted by periods at Heery Architecture and The Coca-Cola Company. A life-long student of art and literature, a follower of American musical theatre, and collector of original Disney drawings, his life was full of curiosity.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Venning Kruger of Atlanta, GA; brother, Walter James Kruger, III and sister-in-law, Sandra Kruger of Atlanta, GA; niece, Logan Frances Kruger of Brooklyn, NY; uncle and aunt, Louis and Nancy Kruger, of Charleston, SC; aunt, Elizabeth Yon of Summerville, SC; beloved cat, Grover; many cousins, honorary nieces and nephews, and countless loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Humane Society, Project Open Hand or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory.

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William Louis Daisy ’65

Retired District Court Judge William Louis Daisy, 73, died July 15, 2016. He was born in Greensboro, February 14, 1943, (which he always noted was both Valentine’s Day and Boy Scout Sunday) to the late Harold Louis Daisy and Mary Viola Cameron Daisy.

His family soon moved to Winston-Salem, where he grew up. Bill was an Eagle Scout and received the Silver Beaver Award. He was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School where he made lifelong friends. He enjoyed attending many reunions of the Class of 1961.

In 1965, Bill graduated from Davidson College with a degree in business administration. A member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, he maintained many close friendships over the years with his fraternity brothers and classmates. He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He served for two years in the US Army in Worms, Germany. After his military service, he worked in Worms as a civilian for the Army, traveling widely in Europe before returning to settle in Greensboro.

He began his legal career in Guilford County as an assistant county attorney. He then worked as an attorney in private practice for several years before being elected a district court judge in 1980. He attended two summer sessions at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV.

He retired from the bench in 2004 and became a certified mediator, which he practiced until his death.Bill was a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Greensboro Bar Association, the Guilford County Inn of Court, and was active in the Greensboro Bar Association Family Lawyers Section.

He had served on the Board of Directors of One Step Further. Since his retirement, Bill was as an active volunteer with the Women’s Resource Center, helping many people navigate the court system. He chaired the North Carolina Bar’s local Fee Dispute Resolution Committee and was a regular volunteer for the Greensboro Bar’s Law Day, specializing in family law questions.

He was a long-time member of the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club, where he had served as a member of the board of trustees and president. Bill also was a member of the UNCG Theatre Angels for many years and served as president. He was an emeritus member of the Society of Bacchus.

He was a long-time member of Sedgefield Country Club, where he spent many happy hours, and where he served on the board of directors.

An avid if not especially accomplished golfer, Bill enjoyed volunteering at various golf events held at Sedgefield, namely the ACC Women’s Golf Tournament, the American Junior Golf Association (now Haas Family Tournament) and the Wyndham Championship.Bill loved fine food and wine, tastes he acquired while living in Europe and on his many travels.

An accomplished chef, he enjoyed entertaining friends and family. He also shared his talent by donating gourmet dinners to the auctions of various non-profit organizations, such as the United Arts Council, Operation Smile and the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club.

Bill is survived by his wife of over 35 years, Leslie Purcell Daisy; his sister-in-law, Wade Purcell Penny (Robert) of Charlotte; and brother-in-law Bradley Purcell (Karen) of Richmond, VA.

He loved very much his three nephews, Rep & Slice Penny and Thomas Purcell.

He is survived also by special cousins Jo Greene of Raleigh, Lois Lindsley of St. Michaels, MD, and Paul Daisy of Moultonborough, NH, in addition to other extended family.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 23, at Highland Presbyterian Church, 2380 Cloverdale Ave., Winston-Salem, NC. The Rev. Dr. Augustus Succop will officiate. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Davidson College Class of 1965 Scholarship (Davidson College, Box 7170, Davidson, NC 28036), the UNCG Theatre Angels Scholarship (UNCG Theatre, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402) or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro (2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405).

Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

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