Louisburg College Celebrates Dr. William John Cameron


Dr. John Cameron, of Eden, NC, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Veterans Hospital in Durham, NC. He was born in Louisburg, NC on September 13, 1941 to John Lansing Cameron (deceased) and Beulah Bradley Cameron of Raleigh, NC.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Joan Mabes Cameron, siblings Ann Cameron Pearce (Irvin) of Raleigh, NC, and David Bradley Cameron (Martha) of Union Mills, NC. Also, he is survived by his children, William John Cameron, Jr. of Stafford, VA, James Chadwick Cameron of Orlando, FL, David Lansing Cameron (Marte) of Kristiansand, Norway, George Dewey Mabes, IV of Eden, NC, and Molly Elizabeth Mabes of Charlotte, NC, and his grandchildren Josh, Jacob, Eva, and Liv.

A Raleigh native and graduate of Needham Broughton High School, his formal education included three degrees from North Carolina State University: B.S. in Civil Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering plus a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and multiple honor societies, including Gold Chain and Phi Kappa Phi.

A Captain in the U.S. Army, he was awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Army Commendation Medal for his service in Vietnam.

John founded a transportation management consulting firm, TransTech Management, Inc. following his tenure as a Partner at Ernst & Young in Washington, DC.

He was a member of many organizations including the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the NCSU Institute for Transportation Research & Education, the NCSU Alumni Board of Directors, NCSU Foundation Board of Directors, and the statewide Board of Directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

Dr. John Cameron cherished his service on the Board of Trustees at Louisburg College. He later served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and was a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Medal for his commitment to the college.

A member of the West Market Methodist Church, this gentle man will be missed on this earth by those who will always love him. We rest in the knowledge that his spirit is with those who have gone on before and he is encompassed by the hands of his Savior.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 3:00 pm at The First Baptist Church located at 1000 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Atrium.

Memorial donations can be made to Louisburg College Scholarship Fund and West Market St United Methodist Church Music Fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com. Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is serving the Cameron family.

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