HIGH FLIGHT MEMORIAL - Greenville Downtown Airport

High Flight Memorial

The High Flight Memorial is located at GMU's Piper Lane observation area. This monument was established by John Ellenberg to recognizes people from our community that had a significant impact on aviation and GMU.  Everyone memorialized has a unique story and should be remembered for their contributions.  Keep an eye out for more social media posts about these special individuals.

May they rest in Peace.

Charles W. West, Jr. - Born May 1936, Died December 1958

Charles A. Pool - Born March 1937, Died October 1977

Ralph H. Cuthbertson, Sr. - Born April 1920, Died April 1979

Col. Frank J. MacNees - Born March 1907, Died February 1981

Leonard J. Povey - Born February 1904, Died September 1984

Donal W. Pool - Born January 1911, Died January 1985

Parker A. Warren - Born February 1924, Died February 1991

Dr. Jack L. Frasher - Born July 1928, Died December 1994

​Dan Duncan - Born July 1948, Died: April 1993

Bret A. Brewer - Born March 1959, Died Dec 1993

Leonard A. Niemi - Born February 1917, Died May 1995

Elmer Clinton Goodwin, Jr. - Born April 1930, Died June 1995

Thomas Jerome Conway - Born September 1928, Died July 1995

William O. "Bill" Harrison - Born February 1938, Died July 1995

Eleanor L. Sankey - Born March 1923, Died September 1995

Francis Waring Freeman - Born March 1923, Died April 1997

George G. Miler, Jr. - Born January 1940, Died August 1998

David L. Murphy - Born December 1946, Died June 1999

Dorothy "Dot" Waldrop - Born August 1944, Died December 2000

Roger L. Broyles - Born April 1950, Died June 2001

Frank A. Dosser - Born March 1923, Died May 2004

Charles Furrh - Born May 1953, Died December 2008

Wm. L. (Bill) Kallam - Born March 1923, Died November 2007

Pickens Worth Miller, Jr. - Born April 1920, Died September 1994

Hubert Leon Barnes, Cpt. Ret. - Born July 1916, Died August 1998

1st Lt. Frank T. Bayne - Born September 1922, Died October 1999

Reggie Gerwig - Born September 1924, Died July 2000

Donald A. Sankey - Born May 1923, Died December 2000

Johnnie G. Schima - Born September 1932, Died October 2002

Jimmie Doyle Stewart - Born November 1946, Died March 2006

Alvin E. James - Born September 1933, Died October 2006

Carolyn M. Pilaar - Born April 1946, Died October 2007

Franklin D. Raines - Born March 1933, Died January 2008

Mike Creery - Born February 1950, Died November 2007

​CmSgt Fred E. Crump, Sr. - Born January 1924, Died October 2009

 

Douglas N. Kelly - Born October 1937, Died July 2012

 

Dr. Philip A. Snell - Born July 1938, Died September 2012

 

Richard "Dick" Denison - Born October 1936, Died January 2013

 

Maj. R. P. Miller, USAF - Born May 1935, Died March 2013

Keven K. Kenison - Born May 1964, Died May 2013

John D. Ellenberg - Born August 1939, Died June 2013

​Anthony R. Cabeza - Born November 1954, Died May 2013

Dennis W. Johnson - Born July 1949, Died February 2014

Beauford "BJ" Mathis - Born April 1928, Died August 2014

L. C. "Skip" Shelton - Born March 1923, Died June 2013

William L. "Bill" Fleming - Born November 1935, Died January 2015

James D. "Jim" Alexander - Born November 1949, Died December 2015

O.C. "Charlie" Bumgarner - Born December 1928, Died August 2017

Boyd "Airboss" King - Born December 1957, Died September 2020