In Memoriam - JP Gamble '51

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Julius P Gamble, III, Class of 1951, 87, of Lane, SC died peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born on April 11, 1928, to Samuel Wayne and Theresa Register Gamble in the Gourdin community near Lane, SC.  He was educated in Greeleyville schools and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in business administration in 1950.  At USC, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.  He was an avid Gamecocks fan throughout his life, and enjoyed attending their football games and flying to their bowl games. 
 
After college, he returned to the Gourdin area to join his father on the family farm.  In addition to farming, he would later work for the US Department of Agriculture and in the Williamsburg County Economic Development Office as Economic Development Director and Grants Administrator.
 
He married Eunice Temple Ford of Holly Hill, SC on July 18, 1952, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage together this summer. He greatly enjoyed aviation, and as a private pilot he logged nearly 7,000 hours of flight time.  He earned his instrument and multi-engine ratings, and he flew until he was 76 years old.  He was a member of the Quiet Birdmen aviation society.
 
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