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Former Trustee Dale C. Bone
Darwin William McCaffity
In Memory of... Dale Bone, Trustee Barton College Trustee Dale Bone passed away on December 11, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Bone was a valued and well-respected trustee who led by example. An astute businessman and entrepreneur, his professional career was focused primarily on agricultural business. Though retired at the time of his passing, he spent many years as owner of Nash Produce Company and Dale Bone Farms. He was a devoted husband and father to his wife, Genia, and their son, Michael. Firm proponents of higher education, Mr. and Mrs. Bone joined the Barton Society and established the Dale and Genia Bone Scholarship at Barton to support students who have financial need and demonstrate interest in career and community. Mr. Bone generously shared his financial resources to support numerous projects and programs on the Barton campus including the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre and the new West Entrance project currently underway. A dedicated member of the :45 Club and the Bulldog Club, he supported Barton Athletics through a variety of generous gifts, including but not limited to the soccer lighting project, seats at the Nixon Baseball Field, the golf program, and the women’s softball program. We are thankful for the life of Dale Bone, a gentleman of honorable character and humility, who had a deep commitment to serving his community and often reached out to provide support. His quiet manner belied his tenacity and focus, and those who knew him best appreciated his dry wit and zeal for life.
Dr. Darwin William McCaffity, Trustee Emeritus, and his wife, Margaret Brown McCaffity We give thanks for the life of Trustee Emeritus Darwin W. McCaffity and his wife, Margaret, and for the gifts and talents they so willingly shared with the community of Barton College. Dr. and Mrs. McCaffity passed away on
December 31, 2012 and June 12, 2013, respectively, but their tenure of faithful leadership and service to their alma mater will be etched on the heart of this institution for years to come. Dr. McCaffity embodied the spirit of a true Southern gentleman who served God, his family, and his community with a steadfast devotion. Generous in both spirit and support, he will long be remembered for the strong sense of integrity and quiet dignity with which he conducted his life and served his fellow man. A woman of strong faith and sterling character, Mrs. McCaffity approached life with compassion, generosity, and a Southern gracefulness. They celebrated family life with their three children and five grandchildren. A valued member of the Barton College Board of Trustees since 1980, Dr. McCaffity served as chair of the Board from 1992-1997. During his tenure as chair, the College completed a successful capital campaign, installed an underground fiber-optic network, established the Friends of Hackney Library organization, completed the Kennedy Recreation and Intramural Center, established the Elizabeth H. Jordan Endowed Chair for English (now recognized as the Elizabeth H. Jordan Endowed Chair for Southern Literature), received national accreditation by the Council for Social Work Education, and became a member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II, among other notable milestones. Dr. McCaffity’s keen insight and wisdom proved invaluable to the College’s governing process, and his leadership helped guide significant decisions for Barton’s future. Married for 60 years, Dr. and Mrs. McCaffity were stalwart supporters of numerous projects and programs on the Barton College campus. They were recognized in 1999 with the naming of the McCaffity Biology Lab for their generous gift toward the renovation of Moye Science Hall, and they have been members of the Barton Society since its establishment in 2004. A past president of the Alumni Association, Dr. McCaffity was recognized as a 1983 recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award and was named Alumnus of the Year in 1991. In 2010, he was honored by the Board of Trustees with the meritorious distinction of Trustee Emeritus. 31