after the war, Mr. Thomas
earned a degree in mechanical
engineering from Purdue University, but instead of pursuing
a career in science or engineering, he succeeded his father and
grandfather in the family business, as publisher of the
Chronicle Tribune. However, he used
his engineering background to
keep up with the latest technology to help the newspaper.
Splitting his time in later years
between his native Marion, Indiana, and Sarasota, Florida, he
maintained memberships in the
chamber of commerce, Grace
Village Church, Presbyterian
Church of Palms in Sarasota, and
Westminster Church in Marion.
He maintained his pilot’s license
and enjoyed playing golf and
spending time with family in Indiana on Lake Tippecanoe.
Mr. Thomas is survived by two
brothers, two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren, and
S. PRESSLY COKER, JR. ’ 45
Samuel Pressly Coker, Jr., of
Hartsville, South Carolina, died
July 6, 2000.
While at Woodberry, Pressly
Coker played football, basketball,
and tennis. Upon his graduation,
he served in the US Air Force,
after which he continued his
studies at Virginia Polytechnic
Institute, graduating in 1950. He
earned a master’s degree from
Cornell University in 1952 and returned to his native Hartsville to
establish a career in the seed business. At various times, he worked
for the Humphrey-Coker Seed
Company in Hartsville, was vice
president of Coker’s Pedigreed
Seed Company, was president of
Southern Seedsman Association,
and was president of American
Seed Trade Association.
Mr. Coker was very involved
in his local community, serving
as director of a bank, a hospital,
a civic club, and a deacon of First
Mr. Coker is survived by his
wife, Virginia; two sisters; two
sons; one daughter; and three
grandchildren. He was the cousin
of Edgar H. Lawton ’ 47, Charles
W. Coker ’ 51, James L. Coker ’ 59,
and Fitzlee H. Coker ’ 54.
W. JEROME RAPP ’ 45
Walter Jerome Rapp, of Colfax, North Carolina, died February 16, 2018.
At Woodberry, Jerry Rapp
worked on The Fir Tree and
played basketball and tennis,
but his stint in the Forest was
short-lived, as he left Woodberry
after his fifth-form year to enroll
directly into Davidson College.
He withdrew from college after
only a few months in order to
serve in the US Navy, but when
World War II ended, he returned
to school and earned his degree
Mr. Rapp launched a career
in banking, while also owning a
motor inn near High Point. He
held positions with First National Bank of Thomasville and
Perpetual Building & Loan Association, and he was a senior vice
president at BB&T. Mr. Rapp was
a member of First Presbyterian
Church in High Point.
Mr. Rapp is survived by his
wife, Helen; a brother, Robert
C. Rapp ’ 44; three sons, including Walter J. Rapp ’73; and four
grandchildren, including Thomas C. Rapp ’ 13. He was the uncle
of Robert C. Rapp ’92.
ANDERSON, JR. ’ 46
Daniel Godwin Anderson, Jr.,
of Bethesda, Maryland, died
March 16, 2018.
As a student at Woodberry,
Dan Anderson was a new boy
fifth former who quickly impressed his peers with his athletic and academic perseverance.
He served on The Oracle board,
was a member of the varsity
track and football teams, and
was in the music club, choir,
band, W club, and German club.
He won a scholarship to Yale
University, where he joined the
ROTC program. After serving as
a second lieutenant in the Korean
War, he became a cryptographer.
In 1959, he co-founded Anderson Stokes, a summer vacation real estate company. In the
seventies, he set out on his own,
founding North Shores, Inc.,
where he remained the president
for three decades.
As an active participant in
state politics and improvement,
Mr. Anderson donated thirty
acres of wetlands to expand a
Delaware state park in 1993. He
enjoyed music, bridge, following
national politics, and spending
time with his family.
Mr. Anderson is survived
by his wife, Margot; a sister; a
son, Stephen B. Anderson ’66; a
daughter; a stepdaughter; and
WILLIAM M. CAMP, JR. ’ 46
William McCutcheon Camp,
Jr., of Carrsville, Virginia, died
March 20, 2018.
At Woodberry, Bill Camp was
a member of the monitor board,
German club, W club, and the
varsity football, wrestling, and
track teams. He continued his
studies at the University of Virginia, where he was a member of
Phi Kappa Sigma.
Mr. Camp delved into real estate and farming, raising crops,
cattle, and standardbred racehorses. His most famous horse,
Nansemond, won a leg of the
Pacing Triple Crown in 1971 in
a great historical harness racing upset, beating out the world
As a contributing member
of his community, Mr. Camp
served on the board of supervisors for Isle of Wight County
WILLIAM M. CAMP, JR. ’ 46
ANDERSON, JR. ’ 46