S. Dewey Keesler ’52

S. Dewey Keesler ’52, formerly of Charlotte, N.C. and Pawleys Island, S.C., died August 9, 2005, in Sanford, Fla. He and his three brothers played for a series of highly rated tennis teams at Davidson in the 1940s and 1950s and together received a Special Recognition Award from the N.C. Tennis Foundation in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952–55 as a lieutenant and rifle instructor. He then began a long career in insurance in Charlotte rising to president of Westbrook, Norton and Keesler Insurance and, after the firm’s acquisition, serving as senior vice president and manager of BB&T/Westbrook Insurance. He retired in 1995. He chaired the Mecklenburg-Medical Auxiliary Endowment (MMAE’s Inn) and supported Davidson College as an alumnus. In addition to his family, his passions included playing tennis, hunting, car racing, and sailing. He was preceded in death by two older brothers, Edward Y. Keesler ’50 and Lenoir C. Keesler ’49. Survivors include his wife Susan Keesler, 4871 Red Brick Run, Sanford, Fla. 32771-7110; a son, Singleton Dewey Keesler, Jr. of Concord, Mass.; a daughter, Anne Keesler Jones of Niceville, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Sherron Lockett-Jones and Lynne Lockett-Tucker, both of Charlotte; and Kate Lockett Biggmann of Sanford, Fla.; a young brother, Drury Lacy Keesler ’55, of Charlotte and Litchfield Beach, S.C.; and six grandchildren.