Salem's dear friend and trustee J. Roy Davis Jr. died at his home on September 15, 2011, after a long illness. Mr. Davis served on the Board of Trustees for six years and received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award on Founders Day 2010. He was chairman emeritus of S&D Coffee Inc. in Concord, North Carolina, and was a generous donor to Salem. He will be remembered for his cheerfulness and humility, by his love of life and dedication to philanthropy. He was married to Sue Jones Davis C'55.