William Hobert Millsaps Jr.
What song most reminds you of
your school days?
I Only Have Eyes for You
What teacher most influenced
Ms. Minnie Lee Morgan
Which reunions have you
Fondest memories of your days at
Riding to school every day with my dad, the
principal. Playing basketball for Gordon Smith. Making
good friends such as Barney Ottinger and Lucille
McGlohon Bottorff. Studying with inspiring teachers
such as M. Lee Morgan. Sitting on the railing at the
Rotunda; I was very good at this because I never once
My life since graduation:
I spent most of my professional life as a
journalist, first for the Knoxville Journal and last for
the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where I worked from 1966
through the middle of 2005. I was a longtime sports
writer, editor and columnist for that newspaper, became
managing editor in 1992, and from 1994 until retirement
was executive editor. I have two daughters --
Katherine, a grants administrator at Ohio State
University's College of Public Health, and Camerian, a
junior at Virginia Tech. My wife is the former Nancy D.
Hurt of Lebanon, Va.