William Graham Disque ’46

William Graham Disque ’46, of Jamestown, N.C., passed away on Aug. 5 at Beacon Place Hospice Home following a brief illness. The youngest of five children, he was born on July 11, 1925, in State College, Pa., to the late Frederick C. and Jean Caldwell Disque. Disque grew up in Charlottesville, Va., and attended Davidson and the University of Virginia before earning a bachelor’s degree at Penn State University. Disque worked for several companies including Southern Dairy, DuPont Company, Heritage Furniture Company, and Woodmark Originals before founding the Disque Furniture Corporation (currently Jessica Charles). He retired in 1994 at the age of 69. Disque was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was in the Amphibians of the Pacific in WWII. He was a devoted family man and a charter member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church. Other long-standing interests were golf and Duke basketball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Disque Lange, and three brothers, Frederick, Jr., Joseph, and Donald Disque. He is survived by his daughters, Carol Disque, 611 Rollingwood Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410-4519, and Jan Kiefer.