Warren Strupe Lackey

WarrenHIGH POINT — Warren Strupe Lackey died after a brief illness on Oct. 6 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield.

Strupe was born March 25, 1931, in Winston-Salem, N.C., a son to the late Leslie Warren and Grace Strupe Lackey. He was a graduate of Guilford College after spending four years in the U.S. Coast Guard between his junior and senior years.

Strupe worked as an independent sales representative in the furniture industry for more than 40 years, successfully representing various furniture and accessory manufacturers, including Sedge-field Lamps, the lamp division of Adams Wood-turning.

He was a member of the Virginia Carolinas Home Furnishings Representative Assn. and the International Home Furnishings Manufacturers Assn.

Strupe was an initial incorporator of High Point’s American Bank & Trust, which was ultimately merged into BB&T, and he served many years on the local BB&T bank board. Also, he was member of the Guilford College Alumni Board, President’s Club and Quaker Club.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Martin Lackey, a son, a daughter, a brother, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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