David Carlyle Windley, Jr.

Published 5:46 pm Thursday, July 3, 2014

David Carlyle Windley, Jr.
September 16, 1937 July 1, 2014

David Carlyle Windley, Jr., age 77, died on July 1, 2014 at home.

The son of the late Ida Lumsden Jones formerly of Elizabeth City, NC and David Carlyle (Carl) Windley of Pantego, NC, Carlyle was born at home on September 16, 1937. He grew up in Pantego, attended its public schools and graduated from Duke University in 1959.

While at Duke he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, a columnist for the student paper, The Chronicle, editor of the Playbill; was an active member of the Duke Student Union and served as President of its board of governors his senior year. He was elected to various honorary organizations including who’s who, the Old Trinity Club and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Following graduation, he worked in New York for West Virginia Pulp and Paper (Westvaco) prior to army service at Ft. Jackson, SC. Later in New York as a member of the army reserve he was assigned to NYC’s famous 42nd Rainbow Division. He particularly enjoyed learning from its WWII veterans and the annual field maneuvers at Ft. Drum, NY, where he was a member of the division’s artillery command.

In New York, he worked in the advertising business, first at Olgivy and Mather and later at Young and Rubicam in account management. Among his accounts were Borden’s, General Foods, Travelers Insurance, Proctor and Gamble and (Pro Bono) the Kennedy Foundation during the time John F. Kennedy was President.

In time, he decided to leave the advertising business and work for a social service agency, the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey. Founded in 1834, the institute is an ecumenical agency affiliated with the Episcopal Church serving merchant seafarers of all nations and the international maritime community.