William Rodney Knowles ’68

William Rodney Knowles ’68, of North Topsail Beach, N.C., passed away on Oct. 25. He was born on Feb. 27, 1946, in Washington, N.C. Rodney attended Davidson from 1964 until 1968, where he played basketball for the Wildcats. He was inducted into the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame in February 2008. In 1990, Rodney was appointed by the state legislature to the North Topsail Beach incorporation committee, served as the first appointed mayor, and was later elected the first mayor of the newly incorporated township. He served as mayor for North Topsail Beach from 1990–1993 and 2003–2008. Rodney is survived by his beloved wife, Linda Knowles, 3592 Island Dr., North Topsail Beach, NC 28460-8202; his mother, Dorothy McGowan; his father, Russell Knowles (Jaxie); his daughter, Charlotte Kile Stewart (Brent Stewart); his grandchildren, Charlotte and Max Stewart; and his brother, Russell Knowles (Jackie).