Lieutenant General Samuel V. Wilson, U.S. Army (Retired), who served as Hampden-Sydney College’s president from 1992 to 2000, passed away on Saturday, June 10, at his home in Rice, Va. He was 93. A public memorial service will be held at College Church in Hampden-Sydney, Va. on Friday, June 23, at 1 p.m. The College welcomes all alumni, family, and friends to attend.
A public memorial service for Lieutenant General Samuel V. Wilson, Hampden-Sydney College’s former president, will be held at College Church in Hampden-Sydney, Va. on Friday, June 23, at 1 p.m. A livestream of the service will be available for those who are unable to attend in person. Following Friday’s service, the recorded video will also be available for the public to view.
Johns Auditorium will serve as an overflow location should College Church reach its full capacity. Weather permitting, parking will be available in the Founders Lot adjacent to Cushing Hall, as well as in the parking lots at Kirby Field House and Venable Hall and along Athletic Center Drive.
“Hampden-Sydney College mourns the loss of this exemplary patriot and son of Virginia,” said Hampden-Sydney President Larry Stimpert. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Susi and his family. In a period of great doubt, the College turned to Gen. Wilson to strengthen the foundation of this institution. In the pantheon of Hampden-Sydney men, perhaps no one is as beloved as ‘General Sam.’
In lieu of flowers, The family asks that donations in his memory be made to the Samuel V. Wilson Scholarship Fund or The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest at Hampden-Sydney, VA, 23943. Monetary donations may be made by clicking here.