Ralph Ewart Petree, Jr. ’54

Ralph Ewart Petree, Jr. ’54 of Pinehurst, N.C. died November 6, 2005. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. He attended Virginia Medical Dental School from 54-57, before going to work with ICI Americas, Inc. (AstraZeneca) as a chemist. He retired as an executive with the company in Marietta, GA in 1991, before moving to Pinehurst. During his career he lived in North Carolina, Connecticut, Delaware and Georgia. In Pinehurst, he was active in the Pinehurst Tennis Members Club, N.C. Lawn and Tennis Club, and a certified USTA instructor. He taught McDonalds Chapel young peoples tennis camp, and played competitively with the Chattahoochee Plantation Club in the GA area. He was also an avid hunter and a member of the Southern Pines Shooting Club. Survivors include his wife, Sallie McAfee Petree, P.O. Box 4665, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374; son, Jeffrey H. Petree of Beaverton, Ore.; daughter, Sally Ann Wilson of Marietta, Ga.; his sister, Margaret Leah Holder of Rock Hill, S.C.; stepson, Charles Wamsley, Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; stepdaughters, Sallie M. Saxon of Charlotte, Mollie M. Lloyd of Kernersville, and Alma Rittenberry of Nashville, Tenn.; six step grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.