Baltimore and spent his career as a thoracic andvascular surgeon until retiring from practicein 1987. He joined Northwestern Mutual LifeInsurance Company as an agent in 1988, focusingon retirement, estate, and charitable givingplanning. Even after retirement, he enjoyedfinancial planning and developing financialsoftware programs.
Dr. Cole is survived by his wife, Nancy; twochildren; two stepchildren; one grandchild; andfour step-grandchildren.
Bradford F. Harris ’ 49
Bradford Foster Harris, of Orange City, Florida,died June 22, 2019.
Brad Harris came to Woodberry from Lynchburg,Virginia. He competed on the varsity track teamand lettered in varsity football. He contributed tothe musical life at Woodberry through the choirand music club, while also participating in chapelcouncil, monitor board, The Oracle board, dramaticclub, and German club.
After a brief time at Trinity College, Mr. Harrisearned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineeringfrom Virginia Tech in 1953. He settled in NewJersey and worked at Worthington Pump &Machinery, Worthington Air Conditioning,and Fedders Corp., before moving to Orlandoin 1981. There, he worked for WeatherKing,Inc. and Addison Products Co. as the directorof engineering, retiring in 1999. He enjoyedgardening, bicycling, church activities, andvolunteering through Habitat for Humanity.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Diane, threedaughters, and his brother, Edward R. Harris,Jr. ’ 47.
C. Edwin Powe, Jr. ’ 51
Charles Edwin Powe, Jr., of Germantown,Tennessee, died April 18, 2020.
Coming to Woodberry from Hartsville, SouthCarolina, Ed Powe showed great athletic abilityon the varsity wrestling, track, and football teams,lettering in all three. He was the quarterback forthe football team in the famous fiftieth Game of1950, when the series started tied and after a hard-fought contest, ended tied. He served as a prefectand was a member of the hop committee, Germanclub, and century club.
Ed earned his undergraduate degree from
Davidson College before getting his medical
degree from the Medical College of South Carolina
in 1958. While completing his residency in Miami,
he met his wife, a flight attendant at the time. Dr.
Powe started an OBGYN practice in his native
Hartsville before moving the practice to Charlotte,
North Carolina, in 1964 as a founding member of
Providence Obstetrics and Gynecology. After
retirement, he moved to Grandfather Golf and
Country Club and then to Germantown in 2017.
Dr. Powe stayed active, playing basketball afterreturning home from work each day, and enjoyedgolf and tennis at the country club. He maintainedthe love of football that developed at Woodberry,supporting the Carolina Panthers as a diehardfan. He got his instrument flight rating certificateand enjoyed flying his family to vacations, andusing his skills to complete mission trips to SouthAmerica and the Caribbean islands. He served asan elder at Calvary Church in Charlotte, attendedForest Hills Presbyterian Church, and was amember of Banner Elk Christian Fellowship. Hevolunteered with the Catawba County Hospiceand the local YMCA.
Dr. Powe is survived by a daughter, son, and fivegranddaughters. His wife, Margaret, predeceasedhim by four days.
James K. Norfleet ’ 52
James Kirkpatrick Norfleet, of Manteo, NorthCarolina, died May 13, 2020.
JK Norfleet followed family members toWoodberry from Winston-Salem, North Carolina,where he lettered in soccer and served as a monitorand cheerleader. He then graduated from theUniversity of North Carolina. His career spannedseveral industries, beginning with investments atthe Winston-Salem office of Harris, Upham, andCo. and then First Securities of North Carolina.Mr. Norfleet moved into the oil industry in the1970s as a consultant, then as president of GalaxyOil Co. in Wichita Falls, Texas. While there, hebought a small boot-making company, DixonBoots, and eventually left the oil industry. Finally,he returned to North Carolina and used his joy ofcooking in the restaurant industry, namely at JK’sRestaurant in Kill Devil Hills.
Mr. Norfleet loved Western art and culture. Hewas involved with the Rancheros Vistadores andCharlie Russell Riders Foundation and also servedon the board of the National Cowboy & WesternHeritage Museum in Oklahoma City. For decades,he divided his time between North Carolina andArizona.
Mr. Norfleet is survived by his wife, Bethany;three daughters; two stepchildren; and sevengrandchildren. His father was Charles E. Norfleet,Class of 1920, and his brother was NorwoodNorfleet ’ 44. His uncle was James K. Norfleet, Classof 1916, and his cousin was James W. Walker ’ 37.
POWE, JR. ’ 51
NORFLEET ’ 52
BRADFORD F.HARRIS ’ 49