John Angus Wheliss ’48

Dr. John Angus Wheliss ’48 of Raleigh, died July 7, 2006 of complications following surgery and an ensuing stroke. His Davidson education was interrupted by WW II service in Europe, where he served in the 7th Army, 3rd Division, 30th Infantry, 1st Battalion, Hq Company. After being discharged, he returned to Davidson, graduating in 1948. He then entered Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he received his doctor of medicine degree. He interned at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in Charlotte and served a rotating residency at Bluefield Sanitarium in Bluefield, W.Va. From there he went to Rockingham for several years of general practice. In 1957 he went to Duke University Medical Center for his residency in ophthalmology. He came to Raleigh in 1961 where he established his practice, which he continued for forty years. Most of his surgery was performed at Rex Hospital. He took great joy with his dogs throughout his life. Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Barbara Brown Wheliss, 1416 Springmoor Cir., Raleigh, N.C 27615.; sons, John A Wheliss, Jr. and Charles R. Wheliss, both of Raleigh; a granddaughter, Ann Marguerite Wheliss, also of Raleigh; brother, Joseph D. Wheliss ’55 of Southern Pines; a beloved cousin, Ms. Julia Marshall Ratliff of Rockingham; niece, Victoria Couse and nephew, William Boswell, both of Georgia; niece, Sarah Wheliss ’89 of Greensboro; nephew, Josh Wheliss ’91 of Nashville, Tenn.