George Grier Egerton ’59

George Grier Egerton ’59, born Dec. 11, 1936, passed away on July 20 at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. Egerton was the son of the late Lawrence Egerton, Sr. and Mary Grier Egerton of Greensboro. He attended Davidson. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Greensboro Country Club. He worked for the family business, Egerton Wholesale, and as a stockbroker for Interstate Securities. In the mid 1960s he became a frontrunner in the childcare industry, starting, owning, and operating Young World Child Care Centers, Inc. With hard work and an entrepreneurial drive, he grew Young World to include 18 childcare centers, from Virginia Beach to Georgia. Later, he entered the restaurant business with The Library Restaurant, Harry’s Shrimp and Oyster Bar, and the1742 Great House Restaurant in St. Croix, U.S.V.I. He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Grey Egerton. Egerton is survived by his daughter, Catherine T. Egerton; son, David G. Egerton (Kathryn), 2017 Bluemont Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408-5501; a grandson, Davis C. Egerton; a brother, Lawrence Egerton (Linda); and a sister, Mary Albright.