Robert Thomas Amos, Jr. ’47

Robert Thomas Amos, Jr. ’47 died peacefully at High Point Regional Cancer Center on February 18, 2006. He was a lifelong member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, serving as chairman of the board of trustees, lay leader, chairman of the administrative board, conference delegate, Sunday School teacher, chairman of pastor-parish relations, and the commission of missions. At Davidson, he was senior senator, member of the ODK Leadership Fraternity, Scabbard and Blade Military Fraternity, a member of the varsity football team and president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He remained involved with Davidson College as a trustee and president of the Alumni Association, and he was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. During World War II, Bob interrupted his college years by enlisting in the infantry. He served for 44 months and fought for two years in Europe, attaining the rank of captain with the 100th Infantry Division. For heroic action in Germany, Bob was awarded the Bronze Star with clusters. He worked in the hosiery industry for almost fifty years, retiring as president of Amos Hosiery Mills when the company was sold in 1988. He served as a two-term president of the Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the YMCA, chairman of the United Way, chairman of the Haggai Foundation and chairman of the High Point Historical Foundation. He was a member of the Wachovia Bank Board in High Point for 43 years and served as its chairman. Bob was also very involved with High Point Regional Hospital, where he was chairman of the Board of Trustees and co-chairman of two building campaigns. In addition, he was founding member of the Hospital Endowment Board. Bob was a trustee for life at High Point University, and served as a trustee of Davidson College and Greensboro College, a trustee of the Methodist Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, and a trustee of the Evergreens Polio Hospital in Greensboro, by appointment of the governor of North Carolina. He was inducted into the YMCA Hall of Honor in 1987. In recent years, he became involved with Hospice of the Piedmont and served on its Board of Directors. Bob was honored to serve as co-chairman with his life-long friend, Jim Millis, in what would be their last fund raising campaign together for the new Hospice Home of High Point. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha of fifty-six years, his sister Eleanor Amos Idol, and his brothers, Harold Lindsay Amos and Wray McMichael Amos. Survivors include his three children, daughter Carolyn Amos Yokley and husband John of Atlanta, Ga., son Robert Thomas Amos III ’75 and his wife Laura, 424 Edgedale Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262; and Mary Amos Krick ’78 and her husband Michael of Greensboro. He has eight grandchildren, Martha Avery Cook ’98, Mary Katherine Cook, Thomas Ross Cook, Katherine Hayden Amos, Robert Thomas Amos IV, Charles Connor Amos, Martha Amos Krick, and Emily Chambers Krick.