Joseph Dillard Neikirk

ID Number: T06687
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: Ethnicity: Immigration: Attributed Race: white Free or Enslaved:
Birth & Family
Birth Date: 1911/08/06 Birthplace: Mother: Father: 1st Spouse: 2nd Spouse:
Age Details
Age: 78 Age Group: elder adult (60+)
Life Details
Occupation(s): Last Church: Military Service: Last Residence: Last Address:
Death
Death Date: 1990/04/20 Death Note: Place of Death: Cause of Death:
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 2010/05/24 Funeral Home: Indigent?:
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Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: yes Section: COLUMBARIUM Confirmation Source for Location: Grave Marker Erector(s): Confirmation Source for Interment: SMA
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Joseph Dillard Neikirk (1911-1990)

Retired executive vice president, VMI Foundation. Was first full-time director of the Foundation and was credited with funding the construction of the Marshall library and museum at VMI.

Class of 1932, VMI. U.S. Army during World War II, graduated from the Command and General Staff College, top rank, major.

Taught Spanish one year at VMI.

Member: Mason, Kappa Alpha, board of Mary Baldwin College. Was responsible for VMI Foundation’s involvement in trying to preserve memorabilia and alumni records of Augusta Military Academy when the school closed.