Category Archives: 1965

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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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).

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Arthur William “Bill” Ross ’65

Image-131972_212622On June 27th Dr. Arthur Willam Ross (“Bill”) died of cancer and heart failure and passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends and within sight of his hydrangeas and the marsh that he loved.

Dr. Ross was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1943 where he attended Murphy HS before obtaining his undergraduate degree from Davidson University. He served in the Army after college and was honorably discharged as a first Lieutenant in the medical corps. Following the Army he returned to school obtaining his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of South Carolina followed by Internships and Residencies at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland Oregon.

Dr. Ross returned to the Lowcountry and settled on Sullivan’s Island and brought a passion for youth soccer back from Portland, helping found the Hungryneck Soccer Association in the late seventies. His career in Charleston began at Family Medicine at MUSC where he worked for a number of years seeing patients and teaching medical students.

In the early 80s he departed MUSC and opened a private practice in Mt. Pleasant (Psychology and Associates). There his life’s work flourished as a child psychologist. Dr. Ross counseled thousands of area children and teens in their moments of crisis, doubt, pain and turmoil. Using his acute senses of empathy, compassion and rational advice, he provided many of his patients with solace and genuine healing in their hearts and minds. These gifts and that important work resonates in the lives he touched then, now and forever.

Bill remained humble and curious until the end. An incomplete listing of his passions and interests include: golf, science, civil rights, liberal politics, photography, humanism, evolutionary theory, Davidson basketball, Steph Curry, gardening, backpacking, cooking his Mother’s gumbo recipe, soccer, bridge, racquetball, sarcasm, music (from Bach to the Allman Brothers and all things in between and beyond), a good pun, birds and reading. Bill was a longtime member of the LOD and the HDRT.

Beyond this rangy bouillabaisse of pursuits, at the center of his being was his love and devotion to his wife and children. As a Grandfather, there was none more loyal, engaged and creative. Bill and Niki are thought to be the only grandparents in history to allow their two young grandsons to spend the night with them every Saturday night from the time they were 6 months old until he passed.

Bill was proceeded in death by his parents Arthur Leonidas Ross and Dorothy Sanding Taylor, his sister Nancy Taylor Ross, his beloved Aunt Nannie Taylor Winberry and his first wife Rosalyn Hazlehurst Mitchell, Niki’s father Robert Eugene Wilson.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years Niki Wilson Ross of Mt. Pleasant, his son Buff and Leila (Davenport) Ross of Sullivan’s Island, his children by marriage Alex and Laura (MacGregor) of Philadelphia, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Paul F. Tompkins of Los Angeles and his closest friend of 48 years, Thom Hiers of Sullivan’s Island, and his son Gary Hiers of Mt. Pleasant and his beloved grandchildren Jack and Barlow Ross.

The family would like to thank the numerous caregivers, nurses, doctors and friends that have shown immense love, patience, support and grace throughout this process. His energy has returned to the universe but his spirit remains forever in the hearts and souls he touched during his time on this planet.

A Memorial Service will be held at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Bill’s honor be made to 180 Place (

William Lyman Joyner III ’65

william-joyner-1458052110William Lyman Joyner  III, member of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and former Chair and Professor of the Department of Physiology at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, passed away on March 14.

Dr. Joyner was born June 10, 1939, in Farmville, NC, and grew up in Dunn, NC, where he was voted Most Athletic at Dunn High School, and was proud of his accomplishments as an Eagle Scout.

He received a B.S. degree from Davidson College in Davidson, NC; a Master’s of Science in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Duke University, College of Medicine in Durham, NC. Dr. Joyner enjoyed a long and distinguished career in academic research focused on cardiovascular physiology.

He joined Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU in 1989 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he was a prominent professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. He was a respected research scientist; he served as primary investigator on grants for the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, and authored and co-authored numerous publications.

He was beloved by his students, colleagues, friends, church, and family. He had a special place in his heart for his students, whom he encouraged and inspired in relationships that continued through the years. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, and relished his role as leader of the pack of their six MiKi dogs.

A dedicated and loving husband and father, he is survived by his beloved wife, Dr. Deborah Joyner; his five children, Jeff Joyner (Kristi) of Melbourne Beach, FL, Candace Martin (Earl) of Samford, FL, Andrew Joyner (Jessica) and Evan Joyner of Johnson City, TN, and Adithya Shanmugan of Burbank, CA; his 7 grandchildren; and his brother, Robert Sandlin, of Dunn, NC.

Dr. Joyner was a devoted member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He will be missed by all fortunate enough to have known him.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2016, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 5:00 PM at Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, Johnson City.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Ebenezer Baptist Church Building Fund, 1026 Maple Street, Kingsport, TN 37660 or to the Dr. Festus Adebonojo Pediatrics Professorship Endowment, East Tennessee State University Foundation, P.O. Box 70721, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614.

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Larry Albert Outlaw ’65

1Larry Albert Outlaw passed away on Monday July 6, 2015 at the age of 71. A memorial service will be held on Sunday July 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel in Raleigh. The family will receive friends following the service.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Albert & Dorothy Outlaw. He is survived by his wife Deborah Outlaw and her three children; Mike Southerland, MaryBeth Taylor & Elizabeth Webb.

Larry was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill School of Law. He also served as a Captain in the Army. His career included Director of Education & Licensing Division of NC Real Estate Commission’s office for 35 years.In recent years in addition to being an avid golfer, Larry had joined the law firm of Melton Black Jr.

In his professional pursuits he was the recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from Governor James G. Martin. Other awards included The Old North State Award. Larry served as a researcher and writer for many years for the biennial editions of the NC Real Estate Manual. He played a primary role in the development of NC’s appraiser education & licensing program.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association in Larry’s honor.

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Published in The News & Observer from July 10 to July 12, 2015


Thomas Baine Anderson, Jr. ’65

1Thomas (Tom) B. Anderson Jr., 72, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away on June 23, 2015, after a short battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.

He was born in MS, to the late Tom and Grace Anderson, and he was raised in Lubbock, TX where he graduated from Monterey High School. He graduated from Davidson College with a history degree then spent 2 years in the Army, one of them in Korea. He attended UNC Law School where he earned a J. D. with honors. He was on the staff of the N. C. Law Review and received the Van Hecke Law Review Award for best student writing.

He was a member of the Order of the Coif. He spent a year as law clerk to the Hon. J. Braxton Craven, Jr., U.S Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He had a distinguished law career and practiced in Durham, Dallas, TX, and lastly in Raleigh with Womble Carlyle. He was a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Tom was a man with a keen, inquisitive mind and pursued many interests throughout his life.

An avid reader, he leaves an extensive collection of books to be treasured by many generations of his family. He loved spending time at the beach and pursued scuba diving as both a sport diver and as a teacher.

He was both a Master’s and recreational swimmer. He was fascinated with flying and became certified to both fly and teach at the single-engine, instrument, multi-engine and commercial levels. He was a cartoonist whose whimsical drawings enlivened many a birthday card. As an adult he began taking violin lessons, a passion which led not only to the joy of playing beautiful music but of meeting wonderful friends in the music community.

He was proud to be a member of the second violin section of the Chapel Hill Philharmonia and was especially pleased when his grandchildren could attend the orchestra’s October Children’s Concert. He was a supporter of the North Carolina Symphony and loved sitting 4 rows from the front to better to observe both the orchestra and violin soloists. He was a member of the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild and served 2 years as its president.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh and served as the chair of the Columbarium Committee and as president of the Rick Brand Sunday School Class. Tom was a man of uncompromising integrity and understanding, and he was always available to listen. Nothing finer can be said of anyone.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jane Hubbard Anderson, whom he met on the tennis courts at UNC in Chapel Hill. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Catherine Anderson Beard (Charlie) of Seattle, WA, and Mary Perrin Anderson Stark (Scott) of Davidson, NC, and grandchildren Anderson, Adrienne, Mary Catherine, Betsy and Everett. He was tremendously proud of these families. His sister Grace Anderson Nichols (Eric), his brother David Anderson and several nieces and nephews also survive him.

Tom received wonderful care from all those who attended him in his illness, including Rex Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists, the staff of 6 East at Rex Hospital, Rex Rehab Raleigh, The Brain Tumor Center at Duke and Transitions LifeCare.

The family is especially indebted to the staff of Central House Skilled Nursing at Glenaire, where Tom spent the last month of his life. They attended to him and his family’s needs in a most professional, compassionate and comforting way.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tom’s memory to Community Music School, P.O. Box 2545 Raleigh, NC 27602 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh Friendship Fund, 112 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601.

The service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday June 30 at First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh.

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Robert Wayne “Bob” Strauser ’65

1Robert Wayne “Bob” Strauser was born August 8, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Christopher “Pete” and Opal Orr Strauser. Bob’s sine die came early this session.

On May 21, 2015, Bob passed away at his home in Austin, missing his goal of completing his nineteenth Regular Session of the Texas Legislature by only twelve days.

With his passing, the Texas Capitol, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Razorbacks and his family lost a clear-eyed observer, a loyal supporter and a generous colleague and friend. Bob spent his childhood in Arkansas, attending primary school in Cabot, moving with his family to Pasadena, Texas, when he was in high school.

The first in his family to attend college, Bob pursued his dream of becoming a lawyer with his trademark focus. He enrolled at Davidson College receiving a full scholarship, and earning a Bachelor’s in English in 1965. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1968 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas that year.

In the fall of 1968, Bob was hired as a drafting attorney at the Texas Legislative Council, leading to an absorbing and rewarding career in public policy at the Texas Legislature. Bob served as general counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, where he served two sessions and at the Constitutional Convention. Bob entered the private sector in 1974, when he was recruited to form a new association, the Texas Association of Taxpayers, whose purpose was to represent business large and small before the Legislature.

Bob left in 1984 to join Baker & Botts law firm. He remained there until his retirement in 2008. Unwilling to retire completely, he continued to represent clients before the Legislature up until the week before his passing. Throughout his career, he was distinguished by his integrity, effectiveness, humility and unfailing courtesy.

In his personal life Bob was a proud and involved father to his children, Ben and Ann. Watching them mature into accomplished and loving adults was one of the great joys of his life. Bob coached their soccer at WAYA, as well as coaching and serving as a board member of the Big Brothers Little League teams of East Austin.

He was also a career-long supporter of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, serving for many years on the Board and the Executive Committee.

He was also a long time member of the Board of Visitors of the McDonald Observatory. Bob was very proud of his many years of service in the JAG Corps of the U.S. Navy Reserve, from which he retired with the rank of captain. Bob lived his faith through service to his community and help to those in need.

Throughout his life, Bob was always available to friends, family and colleagues. He gave unstintingly of his time, offering help and thoughtful advice to those who asked. He was unfailingly kind but firm, and never gave less than his best effort.

Bob was preceded in death by his father and mother, Pete and Opal Strauser, and by his beloved basset hound, Emma.

He is survived by his wife, Terri Seales, son Ben, daughter Ann Strauser Palmer, son-in-law Stephen Palmer, grandsons Benjamin and Henry Palmer, sister, June Aaron, mother-in-law Arlene Seales, and a host of friends and colleagues.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Karsten Kampe of Texas Oncology, and Dr. Faith Holmes, Katie Holz and Nurya for their compassionate care of Bob during his final illness.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2128 Barton Hills in Austin. A remembrance of Bob’s life will be held this summer.

In lieu of flowers, Bob requested donations be made to the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Helping Hand Basset Rescue, or Hospice Austin. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at

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Frederick von Unwerth ’65

Frederick (Rick) H. von Unwerth died May 3, 2015, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

In life he was a father, husband, lawyer, lawmaker, music lover, sports fan, wordsmith, intrepid traveler, and bon vivant.

His unfailing good cheer, with him throughout the course of a merciless disease, he inherited from his mother Ruth Gordon Scott; his pragmatism he got from his father, Frederick Bertram (Fritz). Rick was born in Austin, Texas in 1941 but spent the happy years of his childhood roaming the streets of Augusta, Georgia, distinguishing himself as a champion speller, wit, budding journalist and Eagle Scout.

At Davidson College, Rick wrote for the college newspaper, writing thoughtful articles against racial and social injustice and segregation in the south.

At the University of Georgia where he took his law degree, Rick slept in a stable, was an editor of the Law Review and authored articles such as “Red,White, Blue and Green: Color Consciousness in Public School Desegregation” and”Substantive Due Process and Felony Treatment of Pot Smokers: the Current Conflict.” It was here too that he met his wife and partner of 46 years, Sandra Coakley.

After a clerkship on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, Rick spent the rest of his professional life practicing corporate law with the law firms of Alston, Miller and Gaines and later Kilpatrick Stockton in Atlanta and Washington, DC. He also spent several years as Chief of Staff to Congressman Wyche Fowler in the U.S. House of Representatives. He and his wife Sandra retired to Woodstock, Vermont in 2000, a place he loved as no other.

In retirement, Rick served as Chairman of the Upper Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and was a guardian ad litem in the Court System of Vermont.

In addition to his wife, Rick leaves behind his devoted family: son Matthew von Unwerth and wife Jacqueline, daughter Anna Davenport and husband Joshua, three grandchildren, sister Susan Overman and brother Randolph Gordon von Unwerth as well as a lifetime’s worth of wonderful friends. There will be a musical celebration of his life at a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Valley, P.O. Box 1083, White river Junction, VT 05001

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Peter Collin Coggeshall, Jr. ’65

1Funeral service for Peter Collin Coggeshall, Jr., 71, will be held at 2 o’clock on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville. The Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Sansbury will officiate with a private burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Wednesday following the service in the church narthex. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 213 West Home Avenue, Hartsville SC, 29550, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Mr. Coggeshall died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at his home on Daniel Island, SC after an extended illness. Born in Florence, SC, he was the son of the late Peter Collin and Rosanne Howard Coggeshall. He graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, NC in 1965 with a BA degree in English, served in the United States Army from 1965-1967, and graduated from Harvard University in 1969 with an MBA in General Management.

He began employment with Sonoco Products Company in 1969, where he worked until his retirement in 1998, at which time he held the position of Vice President – Administration.

Mr. Coggeshall served on the local advisory board of Wachovia Bank from 1988 until 1998 and was also a director of Regional Bankshares Inc., and of its subsidiary, Heritage Community Bank from 1999-2012.

In 2002, he was nominated by the governor to represent South Carolina’s 5th District seat on the State Ethics Commission. Mr. Coggeshall was a loving, caring, compassionate, fair, and honest man, who was deeply loved by his family and friends, and who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Coggeshall is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Collin Drum and Melissa Hayes Coggeshall of Daniel Island, SC; grandsons, Peter Hayes Coggeshall and Weston Howard Coggeshall, also of Daniel Island; and by his loving fiancée, Myra Hayden Richey of Daniel Island and her daughter Katherine McCandlish Richey of Johns Island, SC.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Carol Harvey Coggeshall, who he married in Topeka, KS in 1967; and by his sister, Rosanne Howard Coggeshall.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center and at the Medical University of South Carolina with special appreciation to Dr. James C. H. Smith.

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William Edward “Jake” Jacobs ’65

1Dr. William Edward “Jake” Jacobs with peace and assurance went to his personal Lord and Savior on December 6, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Hopper Jacobs; two children, Scott Jacobs (Michelle) of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Wendy Bentien (Fritz) of Charlotte, NC; four treasured grandchildren, Lauren and Lili Mei Jacobs, and Carly and Laney Bentien. He is also survived by his two brothers, Tom Jacobs (Vicki) and Steve Jacobs, and several nieces and nephews, as well as his goddaughter, Spencer Beasley. “Dr. Jake” as he was affectionately known, was the son of Luke and Louise Jacobs.

Born November 20, 1943 in Washington DC, he grew up with his brothers in Hamburg, NY and Chagrin Falls, OH, and attended high school at Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, OH. He attended Davidson College where he was a pre-med major and graduated a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Medical school, internship and residency were completed at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the distinguished medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, one of the highest honors for which a student is eligible. He had a long and rewarding career as a physician, and practiced for 30 years at Charlotte Plastic Surgery Center. Teaching residents and fellows as a clinical professor of surgery provided special enjoyment. His compassion for others led him on several medical mission trips, including Costa Rica, Sierra Leone and Haiti.

An Eagle Scout and former scout master, Jake was an avid reader, who also enjoyed fly fishing, boxing and worldwide travels with his wife. His passion for knowledge, and especially history, was evident to all who knew him. He had a keen sense of humor and a unique ability to connect with people a great man, an outstanding physician, good friend and a bright light in difficult times.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Al Hudson, Dr. Jaspal Singh, Dr. Mark Steigel and Dr. Michael Livingston along with his staff Lori and Norman, for their excellent care and compassion. A special debt of gratitude is extended to Jake’s “family” at Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte.

A memorial service will be held at Little Church on the Lane, Charlotte, NC on January 3rd, at 11:00 am.

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