Harold Lee Riley III ’55

Harold Lee Riley III '55

Dr. Harold Lee Riley III graduated from this earthly life to be with Jesus in Heaven on August 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Harold was born in Richmond, Va., on September 2, 1933, to Dr. Harold L. Riley Jr. and Josephine Noel Riley, but raised in Lynchburg, Va., with his four younger siblings, Pat, Bill, Mary Jo, and Dave.

After graduating from E.C. Glass, he went on to receive his B.S. from Davidson College in 1955. He then fulfilled his dream of becoming a doctor with a medical doctorate degree from the University of Virginia in 1959.

After his medical internship at the University of Alabama, his residency at UVA, and his service at the USAF Hospital on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, he and his wife settled in their hometown of Lynchburg, Va. He established his medical practice in 1966 as the first neurologist west of Richmond in the state of Virginia.

As an active member of First Presbyterian Church for many years and a recent member of Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Harold was a deacon, elder, and served on many committees, but his passion was missions. Harold had a concern for others and a sense of adventure which lead to his first short term missions’ trip to Zaire in 1979. This trip was just the start as he traveled to many countries often with his wife, Barbara, by his side.

In the last 15 years, as a member of the missions committee at First Presbyterian Church, he promoted and organized many trips to Malawi where he had friends and connections in order to inspire others to reach out to those in desperate need. The missions program to Malawi lives on today as his legacy to a country he loved. Harold enjoyed people and a gathering of almost any type.

Whether it was his participation in the Lynchburg Rotary or one of his two men’s Bible Studies, the yearly family beach trip, a grandchild’s graduation, or lunch with a friend, he was always ready to fellowship. He loved and cherished no one as much as his wife, Barbara, and their marriage has been an example of unconditional love. His brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild benefitted from his Christ-like selflessness and strength that was consistent throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Keefer Riley; his two daughters, Barbara Riley Westbrook (Kevinn Pulford) and Laura Riley Bridges (James); his son, Stephen Lee Riley (Delisa); ten grandchildren, Paul Riley, Daniel Riley, Michael Riley, Jana Riley, Kendra Bridges, Riley Bridges, Bryson Bridges, Matthew Pulford, Ryan Pulford, and Connor Pulford: and one great-grandchild, Judah Stephen Riley.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Pat Blackburn (Jim), William Riley (Priss), Mary Jo Thompson (Evan), and David Riley.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home in Lynchburg. On Monday, August 19, 2019, at 1 p.m., the family will receive friends at Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2424 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503, with the memorial service beginning at 2 pm.

Following the service, everyone is invited for a short Graveside Service in Spring Hill Cemetery. Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory of Lynchburg is assisting the family.

To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

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David Fowle ’55

David “Pappy” Tayloe Fowle of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at the age of eighty-six at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh on Sunday morning, June 9, 2019. David was born on October 23, 1932, in Washington, North Carolina to Elizabeth Tayloe Fowle and Samuel Richardson Fowle, Jr.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Carter Fowle, their daughter Margaret Fowle and her partner Scott Boulette; their son David Fowle, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Fowle; and his granddaughters, Catherine and Caroline Fowle.

He is also survived by his sister-in-law Sadie Francis Fowle; sister-in-law Isabel Worthy and brother-in-law Ford Worthy. He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Richardson “Bud” Fowle III, and his sister, Elizabeth “Tay” Carter and brother-in-law Samuel Timothy Nicholson Carter.

David proudly graduated from Davidson College where he played on the basketball team. After graduation, he joined the army where he served for two years. Also, during that time, he began courting the love of his life, Peggy Carter. They shared almost 62 years together in love and partnership.

David was the principal of Washington High School in the 1960s before moving to Raleigh in 1971. He earned his masters degree from East Carolina University, his Ed.D. from Duke University, and was the principal of Daniels Middle School for ten years before finishing his career at E.C. Brooks Elementary.

The impact of his school career continued long past his retirement, as he helped shape the lives of thousands of children and enjoyed frequent visits from former students and teachers over the years. David had an unmatched work ethic that he applied to both academics and athletics.

He completed the Boston Marathon twice and competed in his last triathlon at age 80.

He is remembered for his kindness towards all living things–from rescuing puppies as a boy to feeding animals in his backyard in his later years–but is remembered most of all, for his love and dedication to his family.

A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions LifeCare at 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or transitionslifecare.org.

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Floyd Feeney ’55

Floyd Feeney '55

Charlotte native Floyd F. Feeney passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Davis, California after a brief illness.

He was student body president of Central High School in 1951 and the student body president of Davidson College in 1955.

Professor Feeney taught at the School of Law at the University of California at Davis for 50 years, joining as a founding faculty member in 1968 and was still on the faculty at the time of his passing. He received the law schools Distinguished Teacher Award in 1986 and 2008.

He specialized in criminal law and election law, authored seven books and also taught in England, Germany, Italy, and China. Floyd was the son of Ona Marie McMillin Feeney of Franklin, Indiana and Burla Leighton Feeney of Moore County, North Carolina.

He was born September 26, 1933, near his mother’s hometown and grew up on 4th Street in Charlotte, playing basketball at the Midwood YMCA and delivering papers for the Charlotte News. He ran track and played basketball at Central High School and later at Davidson.

In 1956, he married Peggy Ann Ballard of Charlotte. After graduation from Davidson in 1955, Floyd served in West Germany as a Second Lieutenant in the Army and graduated from the School of Law at New York University in 1960. He served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black for the 1961 term.

While in Washington, he also worked for Covington & Burling LLP, and the Administration of International Development and was Assistant Director for the President’s Crime Commission.

He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Feeney (Robert Smith) of Ampthill, England and Linda Fessler (Steve Fessler) of Fresno, and five grandchildren: William Benn, Michael Fessler, Rupert Smith, Zachary Smith, and Kaitlyn Fessler.

He is also survived by two sisters: Margaret Mattison of South Carolina and Dorothy Matthews of Houston and by his former wife Peggy Feeney.

There will be a Celebration of Floyd’s life in July 2019 which will be open to the public.

In lieu of flowers the family of Floyd Feeney welcomes contributions to the Professor Floyd Feeney Scholarship Fund and sent to UC Davis School of Law, 400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616 to benefit the students he cared so much about.

Published in Charlotte Observer on Jan. 20, 2019

John Snowden Wilson Buxton ’55

Thomas W. Goodwin ’55

Thomas W. Goodwin '55Thomas W. Goodwin, Jr, 83, peacefully joined God on October 5, 2018.

A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Macon, GA at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 8, 2018, with Reverend Doctor Ralph Hawkins presiding.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Carlyle Place, Macon, GA at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA at 11:00 on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Tom grew up in Augusta, Georgia, graduated from the Academy of Richmond County in Augusta, attended Davidson College from 1951 to 1952 and graduated from Emory University with a BBA in 1955. He obtained a Graduate Certificate in Banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University in 1970.

He served in the US Navy and US Navy Reserves, retiring in 1970 as LT Commander. Tom retired from the C&S Bank (Bank of America) as Senior VP-Credit Policy Officer. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels.

In retirement, he was a commissioned Lay Pastor in the Presbyterian Church. Leading worship, spreading the word, and aiding others in finding the peace and love of the Lord fulfilled his lifelong dream and avocation.

Additionally, he fed his passion for singing by participating in several choirs throughout the community.

He is survived by his wife Grace M. Goodwin of Macon, GA; son Thomas W. Goodwin III (Julie) of Woodland Hills, CA, Grandson LTJG T. Wright Goodwin IV of Pacific Beach, CA, Granddaughter Bailey Walker Goodwin of Brisbane, AUS; Daughter Sarah G. Rollins (Thomas) of Orange Park, FL, Grandson Russell A. Rollins of Atlanta, GA, Madeline L. Rollins of Tampa, FL; His brother Dr. H. North Goodwin (Mickey), His Brother Charles J. Goodwin (Winn), and his sister in law Selman M. Goodwin, all of Augusta, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Northminster Presbyterian or Loaves & Fishes Ministry, both of Macon, Georgia.

View the online memorial for Thomas Wright Goodwin Jr.

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