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DALRYMPLE, Gordon GORDON BENNETT DALRYMPLE, 88, retired Chairman of the Board, Law Engineering Testing Company SANDY SPRINGS - Gordon B Dalrymple, 88, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, after a long illness. Gordon Bennett Dalrymple was born in Williamsburg, KY, on Dec. 2, 1924 to Ira Chase Dalrymple and his wife, Carrie Adelaide (Randolph) Dalrymple. When Gordon was just two years old, his father died, leaving his widow with 10 children to feed and little income. Gordon worked from the time he was young, doing everything from selling magazine subscriptions to delivering newspapers to working in a grocery store and more. From those humble beginnings, Gordon Dalrymple eventually went on to become a successful, highly respected Atlanta businessman, engineer, philanthropist and community leader. Gordon proudly served in the Navy and was a World War II veteran in the Asia Pacific Campaign. He married Monalea V. Cooper on December 23, 1950, in Claysville PA. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, he moved to Atlanta where he obtained a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He later graduated from the advanced management program at Harvard University. Gordon joined Law Engineering Testing Company in 1952 and served in positions of increasing responsibility until becoming president and chief executive officer, then serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1975 to 1984 when he retired. He was past Chairman of the Board and honorary elder at Sandy Springs Christian Church; trustee and honorary doctorate at Bethany College in West Virginia from 1990 to 2003; past Chairman of the Board and trustee of the National Benevolent Association and Christian Church Historical Society, and was involved with a variety of other organizations. He was a loving husband, father of four sons, grandfather of seven and great grandfather who always had time for his family. Gordon will forever be remembered by his wife of 62 years, Monalea Dalrymple, and four sons: Randy, his wife Collene and daughter Angie; Gary, his son George and daughter Sara; Mark, his wife Janice, daughters Hannah and Rachel and sons John and Mark; and Tim Dalrymple. He was predeceased by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: The family will receive friends between 1 and 2 p.m. followed by a service to remember Gordon at 2 p.m. Wednesday May 22, at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, consider contributions to the
or Sandy Springs Christian Church.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 19, 2013