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Christopher Espy, Former Bedford Village Resident

Christopher Buhrman Espy, age 75, passed away May 1, 2014. He was the son of Verda and Ward Espy of Abbeville, AL.

He attended Abbeville schools, Duke University, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and President of his class, earned his MBA at the University of North Carolina, and after retirement from IBM received a Masters degree in Forestry at Yale University. During Chris's career at IBM, he served as Director of Marketing and Telecommunications for Americas Far East Corp and traveled extensively in Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Japan, Switzerland & other European areas.

Chris was an avid reader, lover of this farmland and the trees he planted there, and a flounder fisherman. He ran in the New York marathon three years, drove in car rallies, was interested in astronomy, collected antique sextants and Winslow Homer art, and was always thirsty for knowledge. He was a funny, witty jokester! He and his wife Joyce just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last January.

He and Joyce lived in Westchester County, Bedford Village, NY for 43 years, and more recently also lived in a renovated loft in a former bottling company building in Dawson, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Lee Espy; his son, Christopher Lee Espy of Seattle, WA; his sister, Eleanor Cheatham of Birmingham, AL; nieces and nephew, Lady and Bill Malone of Madison, GA, and Lisa and David Warnock and Nancy and Ward Cheatham of Birmingham, AL.

Memorials may be made to the Abbeville Memorial Library, Kirkland Street, Abbeville AL 36310; the Terrell County Library, 913 Forrester Drive, SE, Dawson, GA 39842; the Bedford Free Library, 32 Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506; the Terrell County Historic Preservation Society, P.O. Box 63, Dawson, GA 39842; or a charity of your choice.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.harveyfuneralhome.com.

from legacy.com

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