Alumnus, Longtime Trustee Wil Edgerton Dies
Jesse Wilbert ‘Wil’ Edgerton ’40 did crossword puzzles in ink and could write a limerick for any occasion.
Wil died Oct. 1 in Greensboro. He was 93. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the living room at Friends Homes West.
A member of the Guilford College Board of Trustees for three decades, he devoted his career to preventing mental illness and helping its sufferers. From 1965 to 1989, he was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at UNC.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marianna Dow Edgerton ’40 of Greensboro.
His full obituary is available on the News & Record website.