A. Wayne Lane ’67

A. Wayne Lane ’67, 67, died Aug. 20, 2012, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. Lane was born in Panama City, Fla., a son of the late Caroll and Willie Belle Coker Lane. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War. Lane received a M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina and was a teacher at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Surviving are his wife, Salley Carter Lane, 106 Dunlop St., Marion, SC 29571; son, Michael Lane (Summer Collins Lane); daughter, Kristen Lane Spotts (Christopher Ryan Spotts); brother, Joe Caroll Lane (Gail); as well as three grandchildren.

William E. Doggett III ’67

William E. Doggett III ’67, 66, of Birmingham, Ala., died Aug. 7, 2012. He was a physician with Med-Help Family Care in Birmingham, following a 35-year career as an internist and pulmonary specialist at Medical Center East. Doggett was a graduate of Davidson and the UAB School of Medicine. He completed his residency at UAB and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He was a worldwide traveler and lifelong learner. For the past 25 years, he took graduate and undergraduate courses in English, history, French, German, astronomy, and other subjects at UAB, and attended summer institutes at Cambridge, Oxford, NYU, and Aix-en-Provence. He established the Grace Lindsley Waits Scholarship for the study of English at UAB, in honor of Mrs. Waits, an inspiring English teacher at Banks High School. He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. William E. Doggett, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Mildred C. Doggett; sisters, Dr. Connie D. Buchanan (Michael) and Margaret D. Rushton (Francis); brothers, David E. Doggett ’72, 5274 Paramont Dr., Birmingham, AL 35210-2849, and Timothy H. Doggett (Julie); six nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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.

John “Jack” Manson Sherrill ’67

John “Jack” Manson Sherrill ’67, 65, passed away at The Pines at Davidson, N.C., on July 12. He was born Aug. 6, 1945, to the late Margaret Armstrong Sherrill and Flake Anderson Sherrill. Sherrill received his B.A. in history from Davidson in 1967. In l967 he was commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Branch, serving his country in the Vietnam Conflict from 1969-70. He left the service at the end of his career as first lieutenant. During the conflict he was awarded a Bronze Star. He returned to school in 1970, earning a B.S. in forestry management from N.C. State University in 1972. Sherrill started his professional career in 1972 working for Daniel H. Gelbert and Associates, leaving as a vice president in 1977. He returned to Statesville in 1978 opening his own consulting forestry practice, Jack Sherrill and Associates, licensed to practice in North and South Carolina. Sherrill was elected president of the N.C. Society of Consulting Foresters in 1988, serving in that capacity for two years. He had previously served in other capacities and as a board member. He was a member of the N.C. Forestry Association and American Forestry Association. In 2007 Sherrill was recognized by the N.C. Forestry Association as Forester of the Year. Sherrill had been a member of Statesville’s Arts and Science Museum, serving as a board member and board chairperson. He served on the board of directors of Camp Tekoa, United Methodist Church. He was a life member of Trout Unlimited and served its local affiliate in a number of capacities. Sherrill was a lifelong member of Broad Street United Methodist Church. He served as president of the men’s Bible class, chairperson of the evangelism committee, adult council coordinator, council on ministries, the administrative board, and as church lay leader. He also served his church as Scoutmaster of Troop 175, taking particular pride in working with those young people and turning out more than a handful of Eagle Scouts. He leaves behind his brother, F. Anderson Sherrill, Jr. ’62 (Cummins), 3209 Deauville Pl., Statesville, NC 28625-4753; a niece, Elizabeth Sherrill Druga (John); and a nephew, Flake A. Sherrill III ’90. His family and friends will always miss his kind and gentle spirit. Sherrill lived a life of “service to others,” which was demonstrated in the loves of his life-his church, his profession, his family, and his friends.