Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Joseph Emerson Kilpatrick

                                                      Joseph Emerson Kilpatrick

Joseph Emerson Kilpatrick passed away August 10. Joseph was born in Asheville, NC, to James and Carolyn Kilpatrick. He attended Millburn High School in Millburn, NJ, and graduated from Davidson College in 1970. He was a 2nd Lt. In the Army and honorably discharged in 1972. Joseph graduated from UNC-CH Law School in 1975 and clerked on the Court of Appeals before joining the law firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, & Mitchell in Raleigh. He later practiced with Weinstein, Sturgess, Odom, Bigger, and Campbell law firm in Charlotte. Joseph was the Assistant Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation from 1980 until 2000, then did consulting and volunteer work. He was committed to enriching NC's culture and legacy in the areas of education, the environment, criminal justice reform, community development, dispute resolution, and campaign finance reform.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Penelope Clark Kilpatrick, daughter Megan Kilpatrick Moen of Denver, CO and Winston-Salem, and her husband Matthew Moen, daughter Jennifer Jamieson of Winston-Salem, three granddaughters Greta and Ayla Moen and Eleanor Clark, his sister Lynn Kilpatrick Bradshaw and her husband Jim Bradshaw of Wilson and Asheville and their two sons, Michael and Patrick Bradshaw.

Memorial gits may be made to Piedmont Environmental Alliance, the NC Coastal Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy.

1 comment:

Kerry A Swestyn said...

I can't begin to tell you how much Joseph's .passing has affected me. He truly was a very special man and a very good friend!