Jasper Memory died about 1989
Jasper Memory was a retired English Professor at Wake Forest University. He was one of the Monday night checker gang that met at Harry Bennett's home, and he also played in some NC tournaments.
I got this information from a lifetime checker player Joe McClellan. He's the youngest of the Monday evening checker gang gathering that would converge at 2419 Greenwich Road, Harry Bennett's home in Winston to play checkers. Joe reminiscences, "Harry was the perfect host, they met at 7 pm with the fireplace roaring, in winter, checker boards all set up, drinks in the refrigerator." "All these players: Lawrence Newsom, Tony Muncus, Marshall Church, Harry Bennett, John Kurfees, Jasper Memory, Harry Anderson, David Marshall, and myself, made a pleasant night of competitive play and wonderful friendship." "I have many fond memories of the above players." Joe would often bring Harry Anderson and or Jasper Memory to the checker sessions.
Joe said, "Jasper Memory was a good friend of mine until his passing." "He was a true gentleman."
I will try to find a picture and his obituary and funeral arrangements. I'll supplement this page when I get more information.
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