Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
James T. “Jim” Williams, Verger Board of Managers member, passed away Monday in Greensboro, North Carolina. As part of a long tradition of service to Wake Forest University, Jim was instrumental in conceptualizing, and bringing to fruition, the creation of Verger Capital Management. A member of the Board since inception, he provided leadership and counsel to the firm’s formation and growth, and exemplified our value of investing in the lives of others. “Jim was the proverbial ‘steady hand’ behind Verger’s inception and creation, always guiding, encouraging, and providing his sage advice in the crucial period of formation and on-going governance of Verger,” said David Dupree, Chair of the Board of Managers of Verger Capital. “I could always count on Jim’s support, encouragement, and insight needed to simplify and frame the most delicate issues in terms that made the right decisions easy to come by. I will personally miss his guidance and his humor in providing it.”
A native of North Carolina, Jim was a partner with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, in Greensboro, where over the course of 52 years, he received recognition of his exceptional advocacy skills and earned the respect of judges, attorneys and clients alike. With integrity and passion that extended beyond his vocation, he leaves behind an adoring family which includes his wife, Barbara, two daughters, five grandchildren and other extended family. We at Verger remain grateful for the opportunity to have called Jim a partner, mentor and friend. Read the obituary.