Holland District Ruritans

Fellowship. Goodwill. Community Service.

Born:  October 22, 1931

Died:  May 7, 2012


Holland District

  • District Governor – 1979
  • District Lt. Governor – 1978

Black Creek-Burdette Club

  • Charter Member and he helped establish (1955 – 2012)
  • President – 2000
  • Vice President – 2005, 1997


  • Member of Black Creek Baptist Church for over 60 years and served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and ministering to the homebound.
  • Member of Woodmen of the World
  • Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9382,
  • Member of the American Military Retirees Association
  • Member of the Senior Circle of Southampton Memorial Hospital
  • Member of the United Steel Workers



Professional Experience

  • Welder at Union Camp (37 Years)


  • Served his country in the U.S. Army for 33 years and retired as 1st Sergeant in 1983. During two years of active duty in the Korean War, he was awarded the Silver Star for his gallantry in action on Pork Chop Hill.

[Sources:  Wright Funeral Home Obituary; Membership Management System]