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of Virginia before joining the US Army Corps ofEngineers in Germany for two years. He thenreturned to UVA and earned his MBA in 1960.
Mr. McCray was vice president and chieffinancial officer for the Tidewater ConstructionCompany, famous for building the ChesapeakeBay Bridge Tunnel. While in the Tidewaterregion, Mr. McCray served on the vestries ofGalilee Church in Virginia Beach and WestoverEpiscopal Church in Charles City. Upon movingback to Richmond, he joined St. James’s EpiscopalChurch. He was also a member and past presidentof the James River Association.
Mr. McCray is survived by his wife, Eve, twochildren, two stepchildren, five grandchildren,two step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his firstwife, Louise. His Woodberry relations includehis brother, Lanier D. McCray ’ 59, and his cousin,George C. Scott ’ 56.
James S. Parrish III ’ 52
James Shepherd Parrish III, of Hulbert, Michigan, died March 5, 2019.
Jimmy Parrish ran cross country and varsitytrack, but his true talent was in riflery. He alsoserved as a monitor.
Mr. Parrish studied engineering at the Universityof Virginia before joining the US Army for twoyears, where he focused on aircraft intelligenceand artillery. He returned to Michigan and joinedthe family furniture company, J. Shepherd ParrishCo., before moving to Ohio to work in managementfor Montgomery Ward for twenty-five years. Afterretirement, he moved back to Hulbert and was amember and past master of McMillan Lodge 400F&A Masons.
Mr. Parrish is survived by four children andhis brother, Charles C. Parrish ’ 54. He waspredeceased by his former wife, Mary. His fatherwas James S. Parrish, Class of 1924, and he hadmany cousins who attended Woodberry.
C. Carter Walker, Jr. ’ 52
Coleman Carter Walker, Jr. ’ 52, workedhis entire life to support Woodberry ForestSchool’s mission to develop in its students,under Christian principles, a high sense ofhonor and moral integrity. He believed inthis so strongly because he was determinedto carry on his family’s long tradition of servant leadership at theschool his great-grandfather founded in 1889.
Mr. Walker died February 16 at the age of eighty-five.
“My service to the family’s efforts to maintain an excellent, all-boy,400-student boarding school has been totally rewarding. One way oranother, I have served Woodberry the best that I could and am honoredto have been a recipient of the J. Carter Walker Award, named for aman I always admired,” he told his cousin, Frank S. Walker, Jr. ’ 53, ina family history titled The Walkers of Woodberry Forest.
Mr. Walker not only admired his grandfather, J. Carter Walker, hewas named for him. Coleman Carter Walker, Jr., was the grandsonof Woodberry’s legendary headmaster and the great-grandson ofRobert Stringfellow Walker, Woodberry’s founder.
Carter Walker was born April 21, 1934, to Lucie and ColemanWalker. He entered Woodberry as a thirteen-year-old second-formstudent in one of his grandfather’s last years as headmaster. Mr.Walker served on the monitor board, worked on The Talon, andlettered in varsity football as a fullback. He also sang in the chapelchoir and was a member of the German and rifle clubs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University anda master’s degree in business from Columbia University. He alsoserved in the US Navy.
Mr. Carter Walker was a driving force on Woodberry’s board oftrustees from 1971 until 1983, as chairman of the board from 1992 to1994, and for many years later as a trustee emeritus. During the late1970s, Mr. Walker chaired the long-range planning committee of theboard. When that group recommended that Woodberry begin a capitalcampaign, Mr. Walker became chair of the development committeeand national chairman of the Capital Development Program, whichraised $12.4 million between 1977 and 1982. Mr. Walker receivedthe J. Carter Walker Award at the 1983
Captains Club dinner. He returned asnational chairman for the CentennialCampaign that celebrated the school’s
Mr. Walker married Julia BiddleArmour, a graduate of FoxcroftSchool and Bradford College, in 1961in a ceremony in Chicago. She died in2011. He is survived by a son, CarterColeman Walker III; a daughter, JuliaBiddle Robinson, known to friendsand family as Lee Lee; four grandchildren; and a brother, AndrewsWalker ’ 57.