Robert H. “Bob” Keiter ’63

Robert Keiter was born in Kinston, NC. His father and his brothers , Bill and John, were doctors, and his mother a nurse. He grew up near the ocean and enjoyed summers sailing, skiing, and fishing.

He followed his brothers to Woodberry Forest, Davidson College, and UNC Medical School. After an internship in Philadelphia, he returned to Chapel Hill for a Psychiatric residency, where he met and married Mary Beth Fudge and had their first child, Bailie.

Bob was in the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, stationed in Nebraska, serving as the sole base psychiatrist. His responsibilities included greeting returning prisoners of war.

After his tour of duty, he and his family moved to Richmond, Virginia, where Amanda was born. He worked at the Medical College of Virginia and obtained his board certification in psychiatry and neurology.

Opportunities for his wife’s last years of pediatric residency led to a move near Norfolk, Virginia. He worked part time in general psychiatry the first two years so that he could be the primary caregiver to their young children.

He developed a special interest in alcoholism treatment during those years, and, later, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, he became their treating psychiatrist for those combat veterans who had not recovered from significant war trauma, beginning with veterans of World War II through more recent conflicts in Iraq. He was known not only for his competency, but also for his empathy, which led his vets to comment that he was ‘teachable,’ an especially valuable trait, as, at that time, PTSD was poorly understood and often unrecognized as requiring specialized attention and treatment. He developed group and individual treatments for veterans, many of whom were previously untreated for PTSD. His Vietnam Vets were particularly grateful for his efforts to keep trying until treatments made a difference. These were his most rewarding years in practice.

His last years at the VA were in Johnson City, where he and his wife renovated a hundred year old house they loved. Retirement years were busy with reading, drawing, and gardening, including building a potting shed. He took long walks with his dog and loved hiking in the mountains. Relief from tight schedules led to long camping trips with visits to children, sons in law Robert and Till and granddaughters Elizabeth and Nora.

His last move was to Uplands near Crossville, TN to join their continuing care community and be closer to family. His love of family, pets, working and hiking in the outdoors in all seasons persisted until his death at 80 on January 2, 2022. He was walking the trails with his friend and CarePartner the week before he died, and his family and cat were with him on his last day.

He is survived by many who love and will miss him, including his wife, daughters and their families, elder brother, two brothers-in-law and their spouses, two grandchildren, and a beautiful extended family.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to contribute to an organization in his memory consider the Nature Conservancy or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Michael R. “Mike” Coltrane ’68

Michael “Mike” R. Coltrane, age 75 of Concord, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at University of Miami General Jackson Hospital after a brief illness.

Mike was born September 25, 1946 in Cabarrus County to the late L.D. “Bub” Coltrane III and Phyllis Crooks Coltrane. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anne Collins Coltrane and his brother, Daniel Branson Coltrane.

He graduated from Concord High School 1964, and from Davidson College in 1968 with a BA in History. He graduated from The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance with an MBA in business in 1970.

Mike served 2 years active military duty in the army and 4 years in the reserves in Transportation, achieving the rank of captain.

He began his banking career at NCNB, then went on to First Charter, ending in the position of Executive Vice President, and in 1988 began serving as Chairman/CEO/President of CT Communications, Concord NC. He served on the board of the telecom industry’s trade association, USTA, from 1991-2007, and served as President from 2000-2001. He also served on the Centennial Communications Board from 2001-2009, the First Charter Corp. Board of Directors 1988-2008, and on the board of Power and Tel from September 2009 to the present.

Mike was very active in First Presbyterian Church serving as Elder and Deacon and has been a lifelong member. He was involved in the Concord community and was a member of the High Point Rotary Club, Salisbury Rotary Club and Concord Rotary Club for 50 years, serving as President 1991-1992 in Concord, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and a 5th generation Rotarian.

He was President of the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce in 1987 and continued for many years. He was a supporter of the Salvation Army where he served on the board since 2008. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, The United Way, and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County where he served on the board 1990-2003. Mike served on the board of CMC NE/Atrium Health beginning in 2006 and the board of CMC Charlotte/Atrium from 2011-2018.

Mike was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. He and Loretta traveled the world together sharing their love of hunting and exploring. They enjoyed nature and time in the outdoors and loved going to the beach.

He is survived by his wife Loretta Coltrane and her daughter Tracy Olander; sister, Gay Coltrane Ausband (Ted Brewer) of Southport; nephew, Mark Allen (Lindsey) of Mars Hill; niece, Julia Allen DeMaury (Josh) of Waxhaw; two great nephews, Branson & Miles Allen, canine companion Winston Spencer Churchill, and other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Ellen True Crawford. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 8:30 PM Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Wilkinson Funeral Home and again after the service in Davis Hall at First Presbyterian Church. The burial service will be for family only.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 511, Concord, NC 28026 or to Cooperative Christian Ministries, PO Box 1717, Concord, NC 28026.

Condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the Coltrane family.
Michael R. "Mike" Coltrane  '68

James Martin “Jim” Reinoehl ’68

James Martin Reinoehl passed away on December 28, 2021 following a two-year battle against cancer.

He was born on Christmas Eve in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Brodwell and Elaine Reinoehl. After living in several cities, his family moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia in 1960. Jim graduated from Clarkston High School in 1964, where he was honored as a STAR Student and a National Merit Scholar. Following high school, he attended Davidson College. He received his degree in Mathematics, was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and established incredible lifelong friendships. Jim received a Master’s degree in Information Science from Georgia Tech in 1970 before serving four years in the United States Army.

Jim began his professional career with Kurt Salmon Associates in Atlanta before moving to El Paso, Texas. Upon returning to the Atlanta area in 1977, he started JMR Software, a consulting company he ran for nearly 45 years, serving clients throughout the country with his tenacious approach to solving complex technical problems. His relationship with his clients far exceeded a typical business transaction, as he helped them not only solve their information technology issues but also offered sage advice as a consultant with their specific business needs. His clients inevitably became his friends.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Louise, his son John and wife Kim, and his daughter Jenny Purtill and husband Allan. Being a devoted husband and father was a role he cherished, and he loved his wife and children with his whole heart. He prioritized his family above all else. He is also Pop to two adored grandchildren, Syler and James Purtill. Jim’s sister, Elizabeth Causey, predeceased him earlier this year. He is also survived by her family, Harry Causey, David and Joanne Causey, and Debbie and Art Hays.

Jim loved the Lord with all his heart, and used his gifts to serve at North Point Community Church, where he had been a member since its founding in 1995. He was captain of a parking team and led a variety of small groups with Louise in their home always with a servant’s heart focused on reflecting Christ. Jim was incredibly generous to family, friends, neighbors and strangers and loved finding creative ways to help fill a need wherever he saw one. In all areas of his life, Jim embodied his life verse from Ecclesiastes 9:10—Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your heart (NIV).

Jim also leaves behind a host of friends from all areas of his life, including high school, Davidson, church, and business. Many relied on his good counsel when wrestling with difficult decisions. His sense of humor was well-known, and he loved to be the life of the party. His family is deeply grateful for all of the love and support we have received the last few weeks and months.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 10:00 am EST at North Point Community Church (4350 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta). A link to view the service via livestream will be available one to two days in advance of the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Atlanta Care Center (www.atlantacare.com) or Eagle Ranch (www.eagleranch.org), two organizations near to Jim’s heart.

Robert C. “Bob” Young ’61

Robert C. "Bob" Young '61

A life-long native of Atlanta, Robert C. “Bob” Young died peacefully in his sleep on Christmas Eve with his family by his side.

Born December 29, 1939 to Henry and Rosa Young, Bob grew up in East Lake and graduated from Murphy High School, Davidson College and Emory Law School. He served with the US Army in Germany as an artillery officer. He met his future wife, Emmakate “Kit” (née Moore) while working on Charlie Weltner’s political campaign. Kit and Bob were married in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1969.

Bob practiced law for approximately 20 years (first at Jones, Bird & Howell and later at Alston & Bird), after which he formed a real estate asset management firm. In 1996, following an extreme illness, Bob effectively retired, dedicating his time to Habitat for Humanity among other causes. During his life he was also involved in the St. Vincent de Paul Society and volunteered in various capacities at Sacred Heart Church in Atlanta.

Bob was memorable to all who met him. His captivating rich, baritone voice and southern drawl are the first things many think of when hearing Bob’s name. He loved to sit by a fire and harmonize old spirituals with family and friends. If you spent any time with Bob, you knew his love of conversation and his capacity for hilarious storytelling. Bob’s quick wit and repartee were the heart of many belly-aching laughs at family gatherings over the decades. He lent this gift as a volunteer reader for the Georgia Radio Reading Service for the visually impaired.

Bob was a loving husband and father, and a proud grandfather. He was a constant cheerleader and supporter of his children, from sports, to performances, to careers, to life. His voice boomed at Grady High School sporting events for nearly 15 years straight and Northwestern and Mizzou soccer games after that. His encouraging nature extended beyond his own children, and many of their friends also considered Bob a friend.

Bob was a patron of the fine arts in a literal sense. He loved color and beauty, collecting and displaying vibrant works of art. He appreciated great literature and poetry, much of which he could recite from memory, and traveled to museum galleries to attend special exhibits of his favorite artists. He particularly loved opera and would don a tuxedo to sneak in after intermission before he could afford tickets. Later, he was a regular “extra” in performances by the Metropolitan Opera when the touring company visited Atlanta. He and Kit were season ticket holders at the Alliance Theater, regulars at the High Museum of Art and early supporters of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Bob was a board member of the Theatrical Outfit. He also expressed his love of the arts through his lifelong dabbling in painting, sculpting and pottery.

Bob was full of curiosity and wonder. He taught his children to poke around in coastal tide pools in search of sea urchins and starfish, to appreciate a Blue Ridge Mountain sunrise, to seek knowledge and never stop learning. He saw travel as a true gift and an opportunity to experience new cultures and discover our shared humanity. He seemed born to “putter”, as he liked to call it, spending years at his mountain cabin doing chores, starting projects, creating artwork, and just happily puttering around. He took up cooking later in life and reveled in the parallels to his art. He had a generous soul, and loved to open his life and home to others. He felt blessed to have been born on this earth and never once expressed being “bored.” He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Kit, sons Croft (Amy) of New York City, Martin (Kristin), Peden (Liz), daughter Emmakate, all of Atlanta, and seven grandchildren; his younger sister Rosa McNairy (Bill) of Greensboro, NC and younger brother J. Richard “Dick” Young of Atlanta; he was predeceased by his older brother Henry L. Young, Jr. of Atlanta.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s honor to Habitat for Humanity of Atlanta or the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the Basilica of Sacred Heart. A. S. Turner & Sons, Decatur, GA.

Thomas Baker “Tommy” Price ’60

Dr. Thomas Baker Price, age 83, died Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Tommy was born in Florence, SC on November 15, 1938, son of the late Clara Haynsworth Price and the late Dr. Julian Pleasants Price. In 1956, he graduated from McClenaghan High School in Florence, SC. He graduated cum laude from Davidson College in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Honors at Davidson included membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. Tommy was president of Kappa Sigma fraternity and a member of the varsity soccer team. In 1964, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University Medical School in Durham, NC.

Further medical training included a straight surgical internship at Indiana University Hospitals in Indianapolis, IN, followed by residency training at Vanderbilt University Hospitals in Nashville, TN and Medical College of Georgia Hospitals in Augusta, GA. Tommy served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, including one year of duty in Vietnam.

After completing his medical training, he joined Dr. Russell O. Lyday and Dr. John E. Lyday in the practice of general surgery in Greensboro, NC. For Tommy, medicine was a calling and a privilege. He treasured his relationships with patients and colleagues. The family would like to thank the medical teams at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates and Moses H. Cone Hospital Cardiovascular ICU for honoring Tommy with the same compassionate care that he provided to his patients.

In addition to his medical practice, Tommy was an active leader in the medical community. He was a member of the Wesley Long Community Hospital Medical Executive Committee and the Moses H. Cone Hospital Medical Board. Tommy served as President of the Medical and Dental Staff at Wesley Long Community Hospital, Chief of the Department of Surgery at Wesley Long Community Hospital (1984-1990), a member of the Board of Trustees at Wesley Long Community Hospital and later the Board of Trustees of Moses Cone Health System (1990-2002). He was a member of the American Medical Association, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, NC Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of General Surgeons, NC Medical Society, Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine, and NC Surgical Association, where he served as President (1993-1994).

Tommy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Tommy and Flora were blessed with almost 60 years of marriage, three children and seven grandchildren. He was a man of few words, humble in his approach. His family and friends deeply valued his perspective and guidance. Tommy was known for his intellect, integrity and his abiding faith in God.

In 2004, Tommy retired from his general surgery practice with Central Carolina Surgery, PA. He enjoyed countless days in retirement at his beloved “farm” in the country. A passionate and creative gardener, he established a vegetable garden that grew larger each year and he cultivated over 250 blueberry bushes. Tommy also designed homemade irrigation systems and planting tools. He cherished time at his cabin with good friends, tinkering with the Price-Deaton-Pring Small Engine Repair team, drinking Mountain Dew and eating peanut butter nabs, and repurposing gently used equipment. Tommy loved a good project, particularly one in which he could involve his grandchildren. He always strived to impart his love of learning; a day with Granddaddy at the farm always meant learning or creating something new.

Survivors are his wife, Flora McNair Price, daughter Katherine Price Orrell Bunn and son-in-law Thomas Ware Bunn of Charlotte, NC, daughter Jane Price Avinger and son-in-law Robert Livingston Avinger III of Nashville, TN, son Thomas Alexander Price and daughter-in-law Heather Sansom Price of Charlotte, NC. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Emily Elizabeth Orrell, Anna McNair Avinger, Robert Baker Avinger, Caroline Coker Avinger, Emma Margaret Price, Thomas Leighton Price and Katherine Charlotte Price. In addition, survivors include many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his brother Julian Haynsworth Price, sister-in-law Sylvia Parks Price, sister Rebecca Price Patte, brother-in-law Ret. MG Christian Patte, sister-in-law Beth McNair Robinson and son-in-law Kirk Raymond Orrell.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC, where he was a long-time active member. This service may be viewed live online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzQQNxb11YY. Memorial gifts may be made to the Sadye Bowles Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 617 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 or StepUp Greensboro, 707 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com for the Price family.