William C. Wilkinson II ’46

William C. Wilkinson II ’46 died May 27, 2007, at Bartow Regional Medical Center from heart failure. While attending Davidson, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he was called into active service in the U.S. Army. As a second lieutenant he was a platoon leader in General Patton’s Army. He was wounded in service and returned to the states in 1944. After being discharged from the Army, he graduated from the University of Alabama and then received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career with Jefferson Standard Life Insurance, Greensboro, N.C., as an investment officer. In the late 1950s, he moved to Bartow, where he worked for J.K. Stuart as his personal investment advisor. In the late sixties, the Wilkinsons moved back to Greensboro, where he returned to Jefferson Pilot as an executive vice president. He retired in the early eighties and the couple returned to Bartow in the late nineties where they were reunited with many wonderful friends. He spent the last several years of his life at New Horizons Assisted Living Center, Winter Haven. Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Joy Morgan Wilkinson, 855 Mann Rd., Bartow, Fla. 33830; sons, Lawrence Wilkinson ’72 of San Francisco, Lee Wilkinson and his wife Virginia of Asheville, N.C.; and grandchildren, Nora Wilkinson of San Francisco, Nick Wilkinson of Asheville, Jayme Ray and her husband Jason, and daughter Sara Margaret also of Asheville.