William Badger Newell, Sr. ’45

William Badger Newell, Sr. ’45 of Charlotte, died August 17, 2005. He graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. While at Duke, he played on the football team and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was an active member of Myers Park United Methodist Church where he served as head usher, treasurer of the Luther Snyder Sunday School class, and volunteer with the Charlotte Homeless Shelter and Meals on Wheels. He had a passion for sports, especially golf, Duke football and basketball, and was actively involved in Little League Baseball where he ran the concession stand at numerous ballparks. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor M. Newell, 3420 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, N.C. 28215; son, William “Bill” Newell, Jr. of Rock Hill, S.C.; daughters, Mims Newell Coleman of Indian Trail and Cornelia ‘Connie’ Sample Newell of Fripp Island, S.C.; grandchildren, Holland Louise Coleman and Christopher William Newell; brother, Dr. Bruce B. Newell of Lake Wales, Fla.; and a sister, Elizabeth Humphries of Roxboro, N.C.