Booker Edward “Ed” Rhudy ’47

Booker Edward “Ed” Rhudy ’47 died March 27 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was born in Abingdon, Va., and lived in Port St. Lucie for six months after relocating from Oriental, N.C. During WWII, he served the Navy as a naval air navigator. Before retirement in 1980, he served as a vice president with NCNB Mortgage Corp. in Wilmington and Greensboro, N.C. While residing in Greensboro, he served as president of the Optimist Club. He was involved in the organization of the Sailing Club of Oriental and had been commodore and lifetime honorary member. Survivors include his wife of more than 62 years, Mary Beard Rhudy, 2825 S.E. Rawlings Rd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952-6657; daughter, Judy Michael Rhudy; son, Douglass Edward Rhudy; brother, Harold Rhudy; sister, Margaret Rhudy Lilly; three granddaughters; and one great-grandchild.