Henry Baxter Roney, Jr. ’43

Henry Baxter Roney, Jr. ’43, 86, of Mebane, N.C., and formerly of New York City, died Aug. 25. A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Henry Baxter Roney, Sr. and Carrie Anderson Roney, both deceased. Roney was preceded in death by his brother, James A. Roney, Sr., and two sisters, Nancy Roney Covington and Caroline Edith Roney. He is survived by one niece, Carolyn Roney Turner (Leonard); one nephew, James A. Roney, Jr. (Carolyn), 2334 Barnett Rd, Mebane, NC 27302; two grand-nieces, Carrie and Jennifer; two grand-nephews, George and Jeff; two great-nieces, Sarah and Emily; and four great-nephews, Mark, Matthew, Lee, and James. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson, where he held student assistantships in Bible, English, and psychology, he earned a degree in history and psychology. He held graduate degrees and professional diplomas from Columbia University and the University of the State of New York in history, English, and educational administration. In a career in education spanning 44 years, he held the following positions: professor of history and director of admissions of Darlington School for Boys, Rome, Ga.; headmaster of St. Thomas Church Choir School, New York City; headmaster of Presbyterian Day School, Memphis, Tenn.; professor of history at Scarsdale Senior High School, Scarsdale, N.Y.; and educational consultant for New York Public Schools. He received national recognition for his leadership in teacher training and evaluation, and he was honored for volunteer work in English-as-a-second-language programs in both New York and North Carolina. He was a member of the American Historical Association, the National Association of School Administrators, the American Academy of Philosophy, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and numerous societies for the arts, history, and literature. He was a U.S. Army veteran from WWII. Although an Episcopalian by faith, in his retirement years in North Carolina, he attended Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Mebane, where he taught the covenant class and chaired the witness and service committee. He recently retired from teaching Sunday school after faithfully serving 71 years. Memorials may be made to Davidson College, Box 7174, Davidson, NC 28035.