April 24, 1920 ~ June 9, 2010
Dr. Francis 'Ike' Marion Wilhoit, age 90 of Carthage died on June 9, 2010 at Manor Care in Pinehurst.
He graduated from Carthage High School, went to work in Bank of Pinehurst in the 1930's before enlisting in the Army Air Corps where he served as a cryptographer in World War II. Following the war he went to Harvard on the GI bill where he earned three degrees, was graduated Magna Cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He spent most of his academic career as a professor of Political Science at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
He is survived by his sister, Maxine McPherson of Carthage, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 13th at the First Baptist Church in Carthage with visitation following the service in the fellowship hall.
Memorials can be sent to First Baptist Church of Carthage , PO Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327 or Liberty Hospice 300 W Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the family.