Dr. Clyde Atkinson Erwin, Jr.

November 11, 2010 

Dr. Clyde Atkinson Erwin, Jr., passed away peacefully, Wednesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born June 4, 1929 in Rutherfordton County, he was the son of the late Dr. Clyde Atkinson Erwin, Sr. and Evelyn Miller Erwin. Dr. Erwin graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh and was a 1951 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor Science Degree in Agricultural and in 1960 with a Masters Degree in Agricultural Education. He was a member of Sigma Chi, Kappa Phi Kappa, Scabbard and Blade, and N.C. State University Monogram Club. He did graduate work at the University of Virginia and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before receiving his Doctorate Degree in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University in 1975. Dr. Erwin was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and he served his country proudly as a Lieutenant in the United States Army.

Dr. Erwin served as President of Wayne Community College from 1966 until 1986. He was Executive Secretary of the North Carolina State School Boards Association, a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Assistant Superintendent of Fairfax County School in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Erwin served as a Legislative Consultant for the National Education Association in Washington, DC and the North Carolina Education Association, Raleigh, NC. He was a Vocational Agriculture Teacher in Kernersville, NC and in Hillsborough, NC. He did consulting work at the Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, VA.

A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Wayne Memorial Park with Dr. Billy Seate officiating.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Erwin will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Dr. Billy Seate officiating.

Surviving is his wife, Emily Castelloe Erwin; daughters, Cindy Erwin Keller and husband, John of Norfolk, VA, Cheri Erwin Williford and husband, Lyn of Goldsboro, and Stacy Erwin Blahove and husband, Mark of Savannah, GA; sister, Frances Erwin Withers of Annandale, VA; grandchildren, Cassi Keller Gardiner and husband, Ryan, Maria Blahove, Alex Williford, Joshua and Jenni Erwin; great-grandchildren, Scott and Jamie Gardiner; niece, Lyn Withers.

Dr. Erwin was preceded in death in addition to his parents by a son, Clyde A. Erwin, III (Chip).

In lieu of flowers, the family request that you remember Dr. Erwin by making a gift to the Foundation of Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27530, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro, NC 27530, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

The family will receive friends Friday night from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and also in the church parlor following the memorial service at the church.

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