Newlin Pyle Schenck ’48

Newlin Pyle Schenck ’48 of Shelby, N.C. died December 7, 2005. He served as secretary and treasurer of Lily Mills Co. for many years and retired as president of Belding Lily Co. After the closing of Belding Lily, he rejoined the staff of Cleveland Mills Co. as director of purchasing until his retirement in 1990. He was a longtime member of Shelby Rotary Club, which honored him as a Paul Harris Fellow. He served as the president in 1970-71. He also served on the Cleveland Memorial Hospital Board for many years and as chairman for several years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 202. He was one of the organizers of The Salvation Army in Cleveland County and the Cleveland County Boys Club. Cleveland Vocational Industries and Hospice of Cleveland County were also part of his activities. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Shelby where he was a Sunday school teacher for a period of time and deacon for several years. In addition, he served as a director of First National Bank and was director emeritus at the time of his death. He served in the Korean War with the Sixth Regimental Combat Team. While in the Army, he was awarded two Purple Hearts. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Spangler Schenck, 326 Lamar Ave., Apt. 4, Shelby, N.C. 28150; sons, Hal Emerson Schenck and Mark B. Schenck; daughter, Leslie Schenck Cofer, brother, Michael Schenck; four grandchildren; and a number of loving nieces and nephews.