Bill than launched into what I think makes these “Minutes” interesting, that is, a compressed biography. Bill was sponsored by his father in 1988, which was the same time I joined Rotary for the first time, but I still learned a lot about Bill that I didn’t know before.
He has been married to Lucy Gardner Stokes for 25 years and they have two children, Will and Emily, who will both graduate from college in two years. Both of their families go back to the 1800’s in Durham. Lucy’s grandfather was E.K. Powe. His grandfather, A.H. Stokes, married Mary Angier (Ben Duke married the “other” Angier daughter.) Bill’s first father in law was baseball legend Enos Slaughter.