Thursday, December 20, 2012
Von was born in Athens, Georgia and went to the University of Georgia. He is a diehard Bulldog fan. Von was in the ROTC program, majored in physics and entered the Air Force after college. He was a meteorologist for 35 years. He spent 5 years in the military and 30 years with the National Weather Service.
Von saw his wife Sandra at UGA at a dance and they corresponded for a year. Sandra was home on leave and they ended up marrying a year later. They have a son who graduated from Georgia Tech; he works for the University and lives in Atlanta.
Von spends his free time doing a lot of work with missions, which has taken him all over the world. He enjoys gardening, biking, hunting and fishing.
Von's philosophy of “paying it forward” and giving back to the community brought him to CLT three years ago. He works in the electronics department and very much enjoys working with the staff and other volunteers. Von helped build our Christmas trees this year, which added a lot of sparkle to the Christmas shop.
Thank you Von for sharing your kind heart and loving spirit with CLT.