Jerrold S. “Jerry” Robinson ’48 of Raleigh, N.C., died September 26, 2006. At Davidson, he was captain of the tennis team, head cheerleader, student council, elected to Omicron Delta Kappa; and Sigma Phi Epsilon, social fraternity.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 34th Infantry Division in both Italy and Africa. He first worked for General Motors, and then for thirty-seven years with Thompson Cadillac and Oldsmobile where he served in several positions, including general sales manager.
He served on the board of directors of the Raleigh YMCA, was active in Davidson alumni affairs, was instrumental in the founding of the N.C. Tennis Foundation and the Raleigh Racquet Club where he remained a charter member. He was inducted into the N.C. Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994. He was a faithful member of Hayes-Barton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Lynn Watlington Robinson; two children, Laura Lynn R. Wadlington of Morristown, Tenn. and a son, Jerrold S. Robinson, Jr. of Rocky Mount, N.C.; two grandsons ; and his sister, Eloise R. Cherry of Wilmington, N.C.