Tracy K. Koogler ’88

Tracy Karen Koogler, MD, of Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Linda Rosen Koogler and the late William Mangus Koogler, II, died on December 28, 2022 at the home of her mother in Raphine. She was born on July 15, 1966 in Richmond. She is survived by her brother, William Todd (Royanne); nieces, Lindsay Ryan and Madison Bailey; step-nieces, Josephine Emilia Rose Dell and Frances Victoria Brooks Dell; uncles, Melvin E. Rosen, Jr. (Peggie) and Fred P. Rosen, Ph.D.; and aunt, Betty Lou Harlow Koogler; several cousins and a special friend, Mark Schimmelpfennig. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Melvin E. and Nina Bell Brubeck Rosen, William Vincent and Mildred Earhart Koogler; uncle, Douglas Wayne Koogler, and aunt, Margaret Whittle Rosen.

Tracy graduated from L. C. Bird High School, Chesterfield, in 1984; Davidson College in 1988; and the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1992. She trained in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She began her career at the University of Chicago as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics section of Anesthesia and Critical Care. She completed the MacLean Ethics Fellowship and became active in ethics consults. During her career, she was promoted to associate professor, a co-director of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service, and an assistant director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. She was also active in Pediatric Research in Medical Ethics (PRIME). Tracy was the doctor caring for pediatric patients in the burn unit as well as her assignment in the PICU. In addition, Tracy was passionate about protecting the results of human subjects in research and served as vice-chair of the University of Chicago Institutional Review Board for many years. In 2020, Tracy was named the Distinguished Clinician in the Distinguished Faculty Awards at the University of Chicago.

Tracy is a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago serving as Deacon and Elder. She visited South Africa in 2018 as part of a choir trip. Her two greatest loves for fun are sailing on Lake Michigan and watching the Davidson Wildcats and UVA Wahoos play basketball. She attended multiple ACC tournaments and was present when UVA won the National Championship in 2019.

She requests memorial donations be made to The Fund for Davidson (Diversity and Inclusion), Box 7170, Davidson, NC 28036-7170; Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2014; or Northwestern Memorial Foundation, attn: Lou and Jean Maluati Brain Tumor Institute, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60611. Tracy requests cremation with ashes returned to Chicago. The family will receive friends from 4:00-5:00 and from 6:00 until 8:00 on Monday, January 2, 2023 in the Henry Funeral Home, Staunton, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago at a later date. Condolences may be made online to the family at

Douglas Llewellyn Odom ’88

Mr. Douglas Llewellyn Odom (Doug) died on June 6, 2020, at the age of 54 at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born in Rocky Mount, Doug moved with his family to Fayetteville, North Carolina during his elementary years. Growing up in Fayetteville, Doug earned Eagle Scout honors, was a gifted soccer player, and graduated from Fayetteville Academy in 1984. 

Doug matriculated to Davidson College where he played one year of varsity soccer, was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and earned a B.A. in political science in 1988.  Doug loved his time at Davidson and was a faithful supporter of the College and Wildcats, including a trip to Detroit for Davidson’s NCAA Elite 8 tournament run.  Doug considered Davidson home, and friendships formed there remained strong throughout his lifetime.

Doug was an avid and skilled outdoorsman, particularly loving the mountains and the beach. After graduating from Davidson, Doug spent several years in Lander, Wyoming as a mountaineering guide for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).  His tenure with NOLS led to his love of and unbridled passion for climbing.  Doug’s numerous climbing achievements include Denali (the West Face), Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker and the Grand Tetons. His close circle of climbing friends enjoyed many memorable nights on the trail, and Doug was considered by all who climbed with him to be masterfully skilled. 

Doug’s professional career was largely spent as a Manufacturer’s Representative for many of the brands he used in the outdoors – Merrell, Thorlo, Tilley – through Doobrow & Associates, and later as an independent sales representative.  He traveled the country and enjoyed the give and take of trade shows and the interaction with people. Doug never met a stranger. He was a gregarious extrovert who loved a good joke, and he was irrepressibly irreverent in every way. Doug treasured his relationships, and as a result had many that were deep and lasting spanning the course of his lifetime.  While Doug’s life was cut short, his infectious smile and good humor will be remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Clarissa Virginia Joyce Odom and Terry Llewellyn Odom; his maternal grandparents, Adelaide Price Joyce and Clarence Russell Joyce; paternal grandparents Evelyn Draper Odom and Alvin Clifton Odom; and his eternal friend in brotherhood, Kirk Orrell.

Doug is survived by his brother and only sibling Alexander Burroughs Odom, his wife Amy and their beloved children, his nieces Trammell Draper Odom and Virginia Durham Odom, and his nephew Alexander (Xander) Burroughs Odom Jr., all of Atlanta, Georgia; his uncle Andrew Timothy (Tim) Joyce and his wife Diane of Midlothian, Virginia; and cousins Matthew Henry Joyce (Crystal) of Chesterfield, Virginia; Russell William Joyce (Anna) of Brooklyn, New York; and Andrew Richard Joyce of Richmond, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service at 610 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The service will take place on the lawn in order to accommodate all who wish to attend, and to ensure compliance with state sanctioned social distancing guidelines.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service, and light refreshments will be served.  A memorial service will be scheduled in Charlotte, NC at a later time, likely in late August.

Doug will be laid to rest alongside his mother at First Presbyterian Church Columbarium in Fayetteville, NC.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Doug’s memory to The Fund for Davidson, P. O. Box 7170, Davidson, NC 28035.

Dee LaMonte Perry ’88

Dee LaMonte Perry '88Minister Dee LaMonte Perry, beloved son of Pastors Mary and Warner Perry; loving father of Jolie and Jayda; brother of DeAnna Eason and Faith Perry; survived by a host of relatives and friends.

Served as associate minister and minister of music at Gethsemane Full Gospel Church.

Visitation 10 AM Saturday followed by Funeral 11 AM at Gethsemane Full Gospel Church, 1050 Walden Avenue.

Private burial arrangements by Alan R. Core Funeral Home.

John DeWitt Phillips ’88

John DeWitt Phillips, 50, of Charlotte, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Thursday, February 4, 2016, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born September 24, 1965, in Charlotte, NC.

John was preceded in death by his father, Dewey DeWitt (DD) Phillips, MD, and his mother, Geraldine (Geri) Grady Phillips.

He is survived by his children John DeWitt (Jack) Phillips, Jr., Anna Adams Phillips, Katherine Elizabeth Phillips and David Luke Phillips.

Through the years, John lived in Charlotte, NC, Durham, NC, and Birmingham, AL, but spent the majority of his life in Charlotte which he always considered home.

John graduated from Charlotte Country Day School, received a B.A. in History from Davidson College, an M.A. in Military History from The University of Alabama, and a JD from Cumberland School of Law.

John was a talented attorney who spent most of his career as a civil servant. He was a successful assistant district attorney, public defender, and civil litigator.

John’s interests were broad and included history, computers and photography. He also loved Alabama football and one of his greatest joys was taking his children to games.

He was a loyal and generous friend often helping others in need.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. Reverend Deborah Conner will officiate.

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Kevin Osborne Barnard ’88

Kevin Osborne Barnard, 47, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Grundy, Virginia to Mary Virginia Barnard Lester and the late Dr. John William (Bill) Barnard, Sr. He was a loving husband to Doly and a devoted father to Cole and Spencer. He is also survived by his brother, John Barnard, Jr. and his wife Heather, sister, Brooke Barnard, sister, Meg Barnard Clemens and her husband Chris, his grandmother Louise Osborne, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws and loyal friends.

Kevin was a graduate of North Cross High School where he made life-long friends. He graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1988 and successfully completed one year of medical school at the Medical College of Virginia before deciding to pursue a career in the law. He received his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1993. Kevin began his legal career in Richmond and joined the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia as an Assistant Attorney General where he served as counsel to officers of the Commonwealth including judges and various state agencies including the Virginia State Bar.

In 2003, Kevin returned to his native Roanoke to join the firm of Frith Anderson and Peake PC. As a partner in the firm, he continued his practice of representing constitutional officers and other state agencies through an appointment as Special Counsel to the Office of Attorney General of Virginia and also had an extensive professional liability practice defending health care providers and lawyers in malpractice actions. Kevin was known for his keen intellect, precise analytical skills and persuasive written and oral advocacy. He brought a pragmatic and thorough approach to his practice. While a tenacious advocate for his clients, he never lost his calm demeanor or professionalism which earned him the immense respect and admiration of his peers, his clients and the tribunals before whom he appeared.

Kevin served as a member of the Lawyer’s Malpractice Committee of the Virginia State Bar, was a member of the Roanoke Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the Virginia State Bar. The Roanoke Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court. He was admitted before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to his family, friends and law career, Kevin especially loved the Christmas season, spending time at Smith Mountain Lake, and listening to music. Kevin was an accomplished musician, an avid runner, and a skilled wood-worker. He had an intelligent sense of humor, an infectious laugh, and was a steadfast friend to many. Kevin was fiercely protective of his wife and mother as well as a wonderful role model for his sons. Kevin will always be remembered for his intense and heartfelt devotion, respect and love of his wife and children. Kevin was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The St. Andrew’s Catholic Church Steeple Fund designated in memory of Kevin Barnard, or to a charity of your choice. Family will receive friends Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Oakey’s South Chapel,

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Thomas G. Miller. The Committal Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Sherwood Memorial Park.