Cameron Faison, Sr. ’50 of Charlotte, N.C., died October 27, 2006. He was in active duty in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant in the Korean War from 1951 until 1952. He was honorably discharged as a captain from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1961. He was employed at Spier Insurance, City Savings Bank, and retired after twenty-five years from Sodyeco, Inc. He was a Sunday school teacher, deacon and elder at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. Cam was an active volunteer for the Jaycees’s, Red Cross, YMCA, and United Way. Cam was a founder and director of Charlotte Latin School. He was a regular Anderson’s Restaurant and Charlotte Cafe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Stewart Faison. He is survived by his son, Cameron Faison, Jr., 2120 Edenton Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28211, and his wife Diana, of Charlotte; two daughters, Mary Faison Blair and her husband Bill, of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., and Catherine Faison Thomas of Rock Hill, S.C.; ten grandchildren, Catie and Mary Cameron Faison, Cameron, Elizabeth, William and Catherine Blair; Catherine Taylor, Stewart Byrum, Mary and Samantha Thomas; his brother, Yates W. Faison, Jr. ’38 of Charlotte; his sister-in-law, Mary Stewart Huston and her husband Tom, of Coral Gables, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Cam was preceded in death by his brother, William W. Faison ’42.
Isaac Marshall Whisnant ’50 of Oak Ridge, Tenn., passed away on July 22, 2006. He was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. After earning his B.S. in business from Davidson, he did a two-year rotating administrative residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. His first professional position was as administrator for the new Sea Level Community Hospital, Sea Level, N.C. He first oversaw the construction of this small community hospital and managed it upon its completion. He left that position in 1955 to become the assistant executive director of Holston Valley Community Hospital and Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. In 1967, he became the president of Methodist Hospital of Oak Ridge, serving until his retirement in 1995. His professional memberships included board of directors for Tennessee Quality Award, Hospital Research and Development Institute; advisory board for Tennessee Center for Labor Management Relations; and Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. He also served fourteen years on the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission. His community memberships include Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Leadership Oak Ridge, United Way Pillars of Society committee, board of directors for American Guild of Organists Knoxville, Tennessee Quality Award Board member, member of Board of Directors Roane State Community College Foundation, member of Board of Directors Tennessee’s Resource Valley, member of Oak Ridge Schools Education Foundation, Oak Ridge Traffic Safety Advisory Board member, and Oak Ridge Regional Planning Commission member. Survivors include his wife of fifty-three years, Ashlyn Whisnant, 1039 W. Outer Dr., Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830; brother, Murray Whisnant of Charlotte; son, David Whisnant and wife, Patricia, of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters, Meredith Whisnant of Knoxville, Suzie Whisnant and husband, Tommy Daugherty, of Oak Ridge; and grandchildren, Eliza, Cyrus, Laurie Lee and David Daugherty, and Jessica and Alicia Hudson.
Robert Edward Long ’50 of Greenville, S.C., died June 11, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va. and The University of the South at Sewanee. He was an Episcopal priest serving Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington, N.C., and in the following churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina: St. Luke’s, Newberry; St. David’s, Cheraw; St. Simon and St. Jude, Columbia; St. John’s, Winnsboro; Church of the Cross, Columbia; and Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville. Survivors include his wife, Margaret DuPre Long, 2 Hillview Dr, Greenville, S.C. 29615; daughter, Elizabeth Hartge; two grandchildren; brother, Ralph A. Long ’56, and nieces and nephews.
Ray W. Reinhardt ’50, 80, died April 6, 2006, Lynchburg, Va., after a long struggle with cancer. He was born and raised in Lincolnton, N.C. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy in WWII, having served on a destroyer escort, the U.S.S. Lovelace. On his return from the Navy, he attended Darlington School in Rome, Ga., and Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. Reinhardt and his wife, Leta, 3419 Summerville St., Lynchburg, VA 24503-1344, lived in Lynchburg since 1962. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2005, surrounded by friends and family. Reinhardt is also survived by his son, Steve Reinhardt; a daughter, Meggins Tuchmann (Tom); two granddaughters, Helen and Emmy Tuchmann; and four nieces, Yvonne Beaver, Le Neisler, Laura Houston, and Margaret Reinhardt. He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reinhardt 1913, and a sister, Yvonne Javert Shelton. His older brother, Robert S. Reinhardt ’41, passed away Feb. 20, 2011.
Dr. Robert C. Patten, Sr. ’50 of Daleville, Va., died March 11, 2006. He graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1954, and did an internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla. He served two years as a captain in the U.S. Air Force before moving to Virginia. He practiced family medicine in Floyd, and moved to Roanoke in 1963 to join the practice of Boxley Hill Clinic. In 1974 he moved his family to South Korea, where he served as a medical missionary for four years with the Presbyterian Church, U.S. He then attended the University of Iowa where he earned a master of science degree in public health and completed a teaching fellowship in family practice education. Upon returning to Roanoke in 1980, he taught in the Family Practice Residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital serving as associate director of the Family Practice Residency Program and full professor at the University of Virginia. He retired in 1995. He was a member and elder of New Hope Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of fifty-two years, Joy Blaney Patten, 4214 Roanoke Rd., Daleville, Va. 24083; children, Susan P. Woodie, Kathryn P. Muether, Rebecca P. Dagley, Robert C. Patten, Jr. ’82, of Botetourt County, Va., Elizabeth P. Merian; and twelve grandchildren; and a brother, Arthur H. Patten, Jr.