Charles Samuel Dockery ’49 formerly of Statesville, N.C., passed away March 23, 2007, following an extended illness. He was the founder and president of Piedmont Knitting Company of Statesville. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, having served on the vestry and as senior warden. He was active in several civic and community service organizations. He served as a first lieutenant in the United States Air Force. At Davidson, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was married to the former Jane Lawson Spangler, who died March 1, 2000. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Garland P. Dockery, Jr. and a sister, Betty Bingham Dockery. Survivors include his son, Charles Samuel Dockery, Jr. and wife, Kimberly Byrd Dockery, 322 Glen Eagles Rd. E., Statesville, N.C. 28625; and granddaughter, Meredith Anne Dockery.