Charles Clayton Persons ’67

Charles Clayton Persons ’67, 66, died at his home in Winston-Salem, N.C., on June 18. He was born in Winston-Salem on Jan. 4, 1945, to Clayton H. and Helen Frankenfield Persons. He graduated from Davidson in 1967. He liked the study of languages and pursued post-graduate studies in German linguistics at UNC Chapel Hill from 1967-69. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969-73, teaching English and working on programmed instruction at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex. He worked in North Carolina for Employment Security Commission, Northwest Structural Components, Tri-City Building Components, and Veterans’ Administration. Among the staff at the VA’s Outpatient Clinic Imaging Services, he found a “second family,” whom he greatly enjoyed and cared for. Upon retirement in 2008, he pursued his hobbies and interests, including politics, economics, and model airplanes. He is survived by one sister, Margaret Persons Wooding, 138 Clarendon Cir., Danville, VA 24541-2626; two nephews; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents.