J. Winston Watts III ’ 58
James Winston Watts III, of North, Virginia,died June 9, 2019.
Winston Watts came to Woodberry fromWashington, DC. He participated in the Germanyclub and was a member of the JV wrestling, track,and football teams.
Mr. Watts went on to the University of Hartford,where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1965.He started out as a computer programmer forAetna Insurance Company before becoming apharmaceutical sales rep for companies such asHoffman-La Roche AG, General Medical, andTidewater Pharmaceutical. He also worked forWilcox Bait and Tackle in Newport News, Virginia.
The Chesapeake Bay was a constant in Mr.Watts’s life. It’s where he spent summers as achild and where he spent his recreation time as anadult, fishing, cooking, and boating.
Mr. Watts is survived by his wife, Helen, twochildren, and two grandchildren.
John B. Banks, Jr. ’ 59
John Bankhead Banks, of Lexington, Kentucky,died October 22, 2019.
A native of Charleston, West Virginia, JohnBanks was friendly and well liked by everyone. Hewas involved in a variety of activities, includingthe science club, German club, dramatic club,monitor board, and The Fir Tree. He was in thechoir and on the varsity wrestling, varsity track,and soccer teams.
Mr. Banks continued on to the University ofVirginia for a bachelor’s degree and then theUniversity of West Virginia for his law degree. Healso served in the US Marine Corps reserves.
He moved to New York to begin a career inbanking with the Marine Midland Bank. Hethen moved to Lexington in 1981 and worked forcompanies such as Terry Enterprises, Dupree& Company, Inc., and The Vine Street TrustCompany. He finished his career with twenty-fiveyears at First Kentucky Securities Corporation.
Mr. Banks served as a Woodberry class agentwhile in college. He was director of the RoxalandaLand Company and was on the vestry of ApostlesAnglican Church, where he also chaired the financecommittee. He was a charter member of the Sunshine Rotary Club, where he enjoyed introducingfishing and campfire cooking to Arlington Elementary School students on annual trips to Frankfort.
Mr. Banks is survived by his wife, Celia, andthree children. He was predeceased by his firstwife, Caroline.
John S. Edgerton ’ 62
John Steele Edgerton, of Jacksonville, Florida,died July 4, 2019.
Johnny Edgerton grew up in Charlotte, NorthCarolina. He was involved in many activities atWoodberry, including The Oracle, dramatic club,German club, current events club, and investmentclub. A former football player, he became a key playeron the varsity basketball and tennis teams.
Mr. Edgerton continued his education at theUniversity of North Carolina for his bachelor’sdegree and then Emory University for his MBA.He moved to Jacksonville in 1975 and worked incommercial real estate and property management.He also served on the Jacksonville HousingAuthority for almost twenty years.
Mr. Edgerton is survived by his wife, Mikey,two children, and four grandchildren. His brotheris Glenn S. Edgerton ’ 57.
Henry P. Deyerle ’68
Henry Price Deyerle, of Grottoes, Virginia, diedAugust 9, 2019.
Hank Deyerle participated in football, track,and basketball, but his real accomplishment washis involvement with a new school publication.He was the managing editor of the CriticalOutlook, a student-founded magazine offeringcritical comment and satire, often touching oncontroversial subjects. At graduation, he earnedthe Harry G. Bowman Latin Medal.
Mr. Deyerle attended the University ofPennsylvania before graduating from GeorgeMason in 1973. He then earned his law degreefrom the University of Virginia in 1978. He workeda variety of legal jobs for about a decade beforebecoming a real estate developer. He also engagedin meteorite research, collecting information fora lab in Colorado. In addition to meteorites, hecollected artifacts and fossils on archaeologicaland paleontological digs.
Mr. Deyerle is survived by his wife, Barbara.
Richard L. Burger ’75
Richard Lee Burger, of Glen Allen, Virginia,died September 14, 2019.
Ritchie Burger attended Woodberry for oneyear before graduating from Welch High Schoolin Welch, West Virginia. In 1975, while a studentin West Virginia, he earned the Golden Horseshoe
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EDGERTON ’ 62