Edward Cameron “Cam” Cridlebaugh, Jr. ’55

Edward Cameron “Cam” Cridlebaugh, Jr. ’55, of High Point, N.C., passed away on Dec. 16 in High Point. He was born on Dec. 11, 1932, in High Point to the late Edward Cameron Cridlebaugh, Sr. and Frances Welch Cridlebaugh. He was a third generation and lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of High Point and a former Sunday school teacher. Cridlebaugh graduated from Davidson, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was the president and CEO of the Atlantic Insurance and Realty Company, a firm that was started in 1922 by his father in High Point. Cridlebaugh served the real estate community as the president of the High Point Regional Association of Realtors in 1977. He served on numerous professional and community organizations, including the High Point Jaycees (life member), High Point Fair Association (life member), High Point Regional Association of Realtors (life member/realtor emeritus), High Point YMCA Board of Directors, High Point Insurance Exchange, High Point Chamber or Commerce (life member), and Camp Cheerio. He was a member of the High Point Rotary Club, with 47 years perfect attendance, and was a Paul Harris fellow. One of his proudest accomplishments was achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow. Cridlebaugh proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Randolph from 1956-58. His passion was the circus, and he would travel frequently with the Roberts Brothers Circus and Hoxie Brothers Circus and especially enjoyed working with the circus elephants. In 1966, he married Hilda Penn “Penny” Hines of Greensboro, N.C. Cridlebaugh is survived by his wife, Penny Cridlebaugh, 1415 Heathcliff Rd., Greensboro, NC 27262; his daughter, Natalie Penn Kelley (Tim) and children, Timothy and Cameron; a son, Edward Cameron Cridlebaugh III (Nicole) and children, Tilman and twins, Emily and Rowan; sister, Nancy Beard (Tom Beard ’55) and children, Anne Krahnert, and Richard and John Beard; sister, Carol Hutchins (Ray) and children, Ray and Elizabeth; mother-in-law, Hilda Hines; and brother-in-law, Andy Hines (Nancy).