Alexander “Sandy” Stuart Moffett ’37

Alexander “Sandy” Stuart Moffett ’37 of Tampa, Fla., died September 28, 2006. After graduation from Davidson, he worked for four years at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Greensboro and Charlotte before being called up by the Army as a first lieutenant in the reserves and being sent to MacDill Field. In Tampa he met and fell in love with Barbara Anderson, and they were married on June 6, 1942. In preparation for wartime deployment, they were stationed at a number of Air Force bases in the western U.S. until Sandy was sent with the 96th Bomb Group to England, 1943–45. He was discharged with the rank of colonel, with citations of honor. In 1946, Sandy and Barbara returned to Tampa where he became employee of Tampa Coal Company. He became CEO of the company in 1955, a post he kept until the company was sold in 1986. He was active in the Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, serving as deacon, elder (the youngest elected to this post), teacher, and Stephen Minister. He was also elected to positions on presbytery, synod and national councils of the Presbyterian Church. In addition, he was a dedicated member of the Tampa Rotary Club and served as its president in 1954-55. Sandy also served on boards of the United Fund, boys clubs of Tampa, and Tampa Philharmonic, Hospice of Hillsborough, the Southwest Florida Blood Bank and on the Board of Visitors of Davidson College. He participated in leadership of Boy Scout Troop 23. With all of this he still gave full support to the myriad activities of his growing family and was a Meals on Wheels volunteer for ten years after retirement. Sandy was a sportsman who enjoyed camaraderie with friends on the tennis court and golf course. Survivors include two daughters, Lindley M. Small and husband Warren of Atlanta, Ga, and Anne G. Moffett and husband Gordon Wright of Eugene, Ore.; three grandsons, Alex, Stuart and Taylor Small; a sister, Mary Louise Hutcheson ’38 of Roanoke, Va., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Sandy was preceded in death by his beloved wife of forty-nine years, Barbara Anderson Moffett; his son, A. S. Moffett, Jr.; and his twin brother, J. Polk G, Moffett ’37.