Death Date: 1990/04/20
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Burial Date: 2010/05/24
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Obituary and Biographical Detials
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.