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Notes from Classes of the 40's
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1945, Thomas Julian FulcherOpen in a New Window

THOMAS JULIAN FULCHER, JR., died November 6, 2014. He served as a Marine radar operator in World War II in the Pacific. He later was the chairman of the board and sales manager of WFLO radio station in Farmville. | 2014-12-01 11:22:47

 

1949, Irvin B. BaldwinOpen in a New Window

IRVIN B. "PETE" BALDWIN of Richmond died November 10, 2014. He graduated from Southeastern Seminary at Wake Forest in 1956. He was a baptist minister, a business owner, a pilot, a fixed-base operator, and a builder. | 2014-11-19 14:19:28

 

1947, George Harrison LearyOpen in a New Window

GEORGE HARRISON LEARY of Virginia Beach died October 23, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II and later worked for Gulf Oil Trading Company. | 2014-11-19 09:11:54

 

1948, Thomas P. OvertonOpen in a New Window

THOMAS P. OVERTON died October 17, 2014. He served as a naval officer in World War II, attended Hampden-Sydney, and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1952. Outside of his family and practice, he enjoyed travel, golf, bird hunting, and fishing. | 2014-11-18 14:16:30

 

1943, William W. MasonOpen in a New Window

WILLIAM "BILL" MASON of Lexington, Kentucky, died January 28, 2014. He served as president of two coal companies and worked to build global demand for U.S. coal internationally. | 2014-11-12 14:12:18

 

1941, Francis A. SheltonOpen in a New Window

FRANCIS AUGUSTINE "BOOTY" SHELTON of Nassawadox died September 22, 2014. He joined the Coast Guard in WWII and flew PBYs until his retirement as lieutenant commander. After working in the tobacco business, he returned to the Eastern Shore to care for his mother, later coaching baseball at Northampton High School. | 2014-11-04 08:41:05

 

1947, Robert Basye WebbOpen in a New Window

ROBERT B. WEBB, JR., of Fairfax and Williamsburg died September 12, 2014. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1952, later serving as a regimental surgeon with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. He also worked on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, providing eye care to the Navajo population. He joined Dr. Glenn Ward Phipps in co-founding the Petersburg Eye Center, where he practiced until his retirement in 1994. | 2014-11-03 16:11:15

 

1948, Carlton Wilson RivesOpen in a New Window

CARLTON WILSON "WILLIE" RIVES of McKenney and Hopewell died August 31, 2014. He was a World War II veteran. He earned a master of commerce degree from the University of Richmond after graduating Hampden-Sydney and most recently retired as director of Personnel Services of Southside Regional Medical Center. He was briefly mayor of McKenney. | 2014-09-22 11:18:09

 

1945, Cary Lee Meredith Jr.Open in a New Window

CARY LEE MEREDITH, JR., of Arnold, Maryland, died August 8, 2014. He attended Hampden-Sydney but left in 1943 to enter the U.S. Navy Air Corps, in which he flew turboprop aircraft, training in Florida when WWII ended. He started Meredith Melvin & Lynch Insurance and Real Estate Brokers in the 1950s, later working for Basil-Voges of Annapolis as an insurance broker. He retired in 1989. | 2014-08-28 10:23:19

 

1948, Charles Kemper LorraineOpen in a New Window

CHARLES KEMPER LORRAINE died July 28, 2014. He matriculated at H-SC, joined the U.S. Navy, and then returned to campus to graduate in 1949. He was owner of A.L. Lorraine Hardware in Carytown of Richmond, retiring in 1996 to southwest Florida. In later life, he spent time furthering educational opportunities for H-SC students through the Alfred Lorraine Scholarship. | 2014-08-06 11:14:38

 

1945, John Wesley Price Jr.Open in a New Window

JOHN WESLEY PRICE, JR., of Daytona Beach died July 26, 2014. He attended Hampden-Sydney College from 1941 to 1942. | 2014-08-06 09:58:28

 

1948, Dr. Thomas E. Gilmer Jr.Open in a New Window

Dr. THOMAS EDWARD GILMER, JR., of Blacksburg died July 22, 2014. He joined the corps of cadets at Virginia Tech, graduated from Hampden-Sydney, and earned a Ph.D. in physics at the University of North Carolina. He joined the U.S. Army and deployed to the European theater during World War II. Tom was employed at the Kentucky Military Institute, later returning to Virginia Tech as a professor of physics and eventually becoming head of the department. He was dean of the College of the Arts & Sciences. He retired in 1989. He belonged first to Blacksburg Presbyterian Church and then to Northside Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder. Tom was a longstanding member of the Blacksburg Lions Club, serving recently as its president. | 2014-07-24 11:09:22

 

1947, William Newman GilmerOpen in a New Window

WILLIAM NEWMAN GILMER, of Wytheville, died June 27, 2014. His father was Thomas Edward Gilmer, chair of the Physics Department and later president of Hampden-Sydney College. He served in the U.S. Navy, graduated with his B.S. from MIT and a M.S. from Drexel University. He was a mechanical engineer for Westinghouse, Experiment Inc., and Texaco. He was active with his local churches and taught Sunday school for many years. After retiring, he and his wife became antique dealers and owned Castle Hill Antiques for many years. | 2014-07-23 12:52:04

 

1946, Ronald Cocke ShiflettOpen in a New Window

RONALD COCKE "RON" SHIFLETT of Richmond died May 5, 2014. His education at H-SC was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as navigator on a Naval Air Corps troop transport and attained the rank of lieutenant. He began his career with Esso, which was largely rebranded as "Exxon" in the United States, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, was an avid golfer and tennis player, and was a former president of the Roanoke Country Club. | 2014-07-22 10:22:12

 

1942, Dr. Edgar Forrest JesseeOpen in a New Window

Dr. EDGAR FORREST JESSEE of Richmond died May 10, 2014. He earned his doctorate of dental surgery from the Medical College of Virginia in 1945, practicing in Richmond and retiring in 1986. While serving his country during the Korean War, he received five medals of distinction. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Alpha. At H-SC he was captain of the football team, later being invited to try out for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was active in a number of groups and associations, including the Second Baptist Church, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, Cavalier Sporting Clays, and the Country Club of Virginia. | 2014-07-22 10:06:33
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