Yancey W. Scarborough, Jr.

About the donor:

Company Commander of O Company, 1943. Received the John O. Willson Ring. Sword is on display in Holliday Alumni Center.

Yancey W. Scarborough, Jr., of Charleston, died Feb. 11 2010. He was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and served 31 months in World War II. Scarborough was discharged as a captain. He was chairman, president and CEO of Cosmopolitan Life and Atlantic Coast Life, actively working in the insurance business for forty-five years. Scarborough was secretary-treasurer of Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Co. from 1946 to 1949, a member of the board of directors of Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Co. and president of Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Co. between 1956-1991. He was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, where he served as vestryman, treasurer, junior warden and senior warden. In addition, he served as a trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of S.C. Scarborough served on the Charleston Development Board, the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, the S. C. Research Authority and the advisory and finance committee for S.C. Governors McNair, West and Riley. Scarborough was president of the Greater Charleston Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the United Way Campaign, chairman of the finance committee of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation, a member of the Board of the Charleston County Library, the first president of the Charleston Sertoma Club, the S.C. State Governor of Sertoma International, a member of the national board of the YMCA, Boy Scout Master from 1949-1950 and a member of the first committee to consider and raise funds for the Bishop Gadsden Retirement Home. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from The Citadel. Scarborough received his CLU designation from the American College of Life Underwriters. He was a member of the St. Andrews Society, the Country Club of Charleston and the Carolina Yacht Club and had served as president of the New England Society. Scarborough was a life member of The Citadel Alumni Association.

He is survived by two daughters, three sons, to include Y.W. (Bill) Scarborough III, '73, 96 Norview Dr., Charleston, S.C. 29407-3715; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Dr. Samuel T. Scarborough, '44; and Brig. Gen. Robert B. (Bobby) Scarborough, '50


Preferred Sword Disposition: O Company cadet

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