Guy Nelson Cromwell

GUY NELSON CROMWELL Guy Nelson Cromwell, 85, of Southport, North Carolina, formerly of Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, and Stuart, Florida, died January 15, 2013, at home with his family by his side. He was born December 8, 1927, in Davis, West Virginia, to Guy and Iola Cromwell. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Johns Hopkins University where he received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 1951, and a Masters Degree in Hospital Management from Duke University in 1953. Guy also served in the United States Navy from 1946-48. He was CEO of Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida, from January, 1961 until September, 1989. Guy was President of the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church in Stuart, and served on the board of Long's Chapel in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. He also led many other local and state service and professional organizations including the Florida Patients' Compensation Fund, which he was affiliated with throughout retirement. Guy is survived by June McMillan Cromwell, to whom he was married 56 years; their four children, Leslie (Kerry) Meier, of Woodstock, Illinois; Richard (Melissa) Cromwell, of Midlothian, Virginia; Laurie (Jeff) Lauter of Jakarta, Indonesia; and Melanie (Frank) Robinson of Charlotte, North Carolina; and his six grandchildren, Hilary, Paulina, Christina, Shannon, Ryan, and Jacob. A memorial service to celebrate Guy's life will be held at Long's Chapel, in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, on February 16, at 2:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to Long's Chapel, 133 Old Clyde Road, Waynesville, North Carolina, 28785; or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28401. Paid Obituary

Published in the TC Palm on Jan. 24, 2013