Ernest Waddill Larkin, Jr. ’42

Dr. Ernest Waddill Larkin, Jr., ’42 of Washington, N.C., died May 26, 2005. At Davidson, he was a member of the college marching band and symphonic orchestra. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia and completed an internship there. He served two years as medical officer in the Army Air Corps, then completed post-graduate training in ophthalmology at Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of Tennessee–Memphis Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. He practiced eye, ear, nose, and throat medicine in Greenville, where he and his family were charter members of St. James Methodist Church. In 1957, he began an ophthalmology practice in Washington that lasted thirty-one years. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Frances Crandall Roebuck Larkin, 410 Riverside Dr., Washington, N.C. 27889; his son, Dr. Ernest Waddill Larkin III ’66 and his wife, Sara Moss Larkin of Greenville; his daughter, Linda Larkin Boyer and her husband Earl Ross Boyer of Washington; four grandchildren, Rebecca Roebuck Larkin of Wiscasset, Maine, and Paul Brubeck Larkin of Bethesda, Md., Timothy Ross Boyer of Wilmington, and Amy Crandall Boyer of Raleigh; and two step-grandchildren, Dr. Sara Ashley McCowen of Chapel Hill and Christopher Andrew McCowen of Durango, Colo. His sister, Mrs. Mickey Taylor, also survives him.