Wayne Williamson Gamble, Sr. ’48

Wayne Williamson Gamble, Sr. ’48 died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Feb. 10. He was the son of Connie Williamson Gamble and Joseph Gillespie Gamble, Sr. He was educated in Davidson schools, Davidson College, and graduated from N.C. State with a B.S. degree in engineering. He joined the Air Force and was a skilled navigator during WWII, stationed in England, flying missions in Europe and Asia. He was later called to service during the Korean War. He returned to the U.S. and back to Davidson, N.C., where he met his bride-to-be of 51 years in Charlotte, N.C., Sue Moss. They married Jan. 6, 1957, at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Charlotte, N.C. He was employed by Package Products Co., WA Buening Engravers, and was a real estate broker during his professional life. Growing up on a farm, he had a great love of nature, birds, animals, and gardening, which was his hobby up to the day of Feb. 6, where he was in his yard, pruning for spring. Other hobbies included playing bridge. He was a self-taught computer expert and will always be remembered by his friends for his electronics ability and his many humorous emails. During January, he brought roses to his wife of 51 years on their anniversary and celebrated his 84th birthday with his brothers and family by his side at Red Rocks hosted by his son. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother to his family and loved by all of them. Wayne is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue Moss Gamble, 432 Scofield Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28209; son, Bill Gamble; daughter, Elizabeth Bryant (Michael); granddaughter, Kristen Bryant; brothers, Joseph G. Gamble, Jr. ’38 and Wallace M. Gamble ’43; his special sister-in-law, Jo Moss Jones; as well as many nieces and nephews who were very special to him. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Laura Mae Gamble, Mary Emma Gamble, and Hilda Gamble Grosse.