Thomas Glenn Fleischer ’75, of Rock Hill, S.C., passed away Jan. 11 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Fleischer was born April 14, 1953, the son of Glenn Vincent and Frances Burns Fleischer. Born in Weymouth, Mass., he grew up in Clearwater, Fla. Fleischer graduated from Davidson, where he played football. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and served his orthopaedic residency at the University of Colorado. Fleischer founded Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, P.A. as a solo practice in 1983. Since that time, the practice has grown to nine board certified orthopaedic surgeons. Fleischer had an infectious smile and unparalleled energy, which he applied to both his professional and personal life. He was an avid golfer. He was a member of the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, Fleischer is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jane Towles Fleischer, 755 Land Fall Dr., Rock Hill, SC 29732; two daughters, Jill Towles Fleischer and Allison Frances Fleischer; his sisters, Susan Bramlette (Robert) and Paula Druse (Michael); seven nieces; and one nephew.
Fred H. Scott ’58, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 11 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born July 10, 1936, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of the late Harvey H. and Virginia Sanger Scott. He attended Davidson for one year and graduated from Virginia Tech in 1958 with a B.S. in dairy science. While at Tech, he was recipient of many leadership awards and was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges. He began his dairy science career in Staunton in 1956 at the former Augusta Dairies, was transferred to Winchester as plant manager in 1967, and then moved back to Harrisonburg in 1981 as general manager of Valley of Virginia Mill Co-Op (Shenandoah’s Pride), where he remained until his retirement in 1998. In 1989, he was instrumental in planning and executing the move of Shenandoah’s Pride from Washington Street to the new facility in Mount Crawford, now called White Wave. Scott was a vital force in the dairy science industry serving on boards of National Milk Producers Federation, Virginia Dairy Products Association, and a member of most state and local dairy organizations for his entire career. Scott was active in the community, serving on boards of HEC, RCDC, Shenandoah University, C&S Boards of Winchester, and First Union Board of Harrisonburg. He was a member of Harrisonburg Rotary Club and Sons of American Revolution. He was a lifelong Christian and active member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon, elder, and most recently trustee. He was an avid sports fan, supporting VT in their athletic program. He and his wife loved to travel; the highlight of their many trips was an African safari to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. In 1958, Scott married the former Polly S. Geil, 1480 Glenside Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, his wife of 52 years, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Michael H. Scott and Stuart H. Scott (Susan); three grandchildren, Sara S. Goodrow (Chisen), PV2 Ayla R. Scott, and Kyler M. Scott; and two brothers, Charles H. Scott (Mary) and Robert S. Scott (Patsy).
John Lampros Toumaras ’59, of Greensboro, N.C., passed away Jan. 9 at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro. Toumaras was born Aug. 2, 1937, in Burlington, N.C. He is a graduate of Davidson and Duke University School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army JAG Corp and practiced law in Greensboro for many years. He is survived by his son, L. John Toumaras (Ann Cooley), 715 Rhodes Creek Trl., Alpharetta, GA 30004-3665; granddaughter, Katie Toumaras; sister, Ireni Autry (Raz); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bobby Joe Key ’55, 77, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Jan. 9. Born in Ararat, N.C., he was the son of the late Gilbert Russell Key and Kate Cook Key. In addition, he was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Key Lackowski. He was a LTJG U.S. Navy veteran from 1955-59, serving as executive officer on the U.S.S. Cocopa. Bobby graduated from Davidson (B.S., 1955) and the UNC (J.D., 1964). He was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1964. He was a member of the Macon County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar. He was a partner in the Jones, Key, Melvin & Patton Law Firm and was the Town of Franklin attorney for 39 years. Key enjoyed golfing and fishing. He was a member of the VFW Post 7339. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Zaglin Key, 21 Hillcrest Ave., Franklin, NC 28734; four children, Gilbert Russell Key II (Kathi), Adelaide Key Green (Carson), Jonathan Worth Key (Barbara), and David Daniels Key (Kathy); two step-daughters, Kimberly Duncan Field (Michael) and Ashley Vinson (Clay); 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; niece, Liz Seyferth; and nephew, Doug Lackowski.
John P. “Pete” Burnette, Jr. ’42, formerly of Rocky Mount, N.C., died Jan. 9 at Springmoor Retirement Village of Raleigh, N.C. The son of the late John Paul Burnette, Sr. and the late Florida K. Burnette, he was born in Whitakers, N.C., on Dec. 25, 1920. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Scott Burnette. Burnette attended Davidson and UNC Chapel Hill, where he graduated with a degree in pharmacy in 1943. He practiced pharmacy for over 40 years, most prominently known for his 30 plus years as the owner of Sunset Pharmacy in Rocky Mount. Following his retirement, he enjoyed traveling, golfing, fishing, and gardening. Burnette is survived by his wife of 65 years, Edna Singletary Burnette, 1236 Hammond St., Rocky Mount, NC 27803-1912; his sons, John P. Burnette III (Pamela) and G. Andrew Burnette (Diane); three grandchildren, Christopher Brian Burnette, Elizabeth Blair Burnette, and Thomas Andrew Burnette; two great-grandsons, Casey and Kevin Burnette; and cousins, Coefield and Sally Knight. He will be greatly missed by all his family and will be remembered for his kind, gentle nature and keen sense of humor.