Long-time resident of Chapel Hill, Charles Dunning Nottingham II, died Friday November 29, 2013 at Carolina Meadows. He was born October 17, 1919 in Franktown, Virginia to Judge John Edward and Maude Taylor Nottingham. His beloved wife, Bee, passed away in 2002. He was predeceased by a brother, John E. Nottingham and is survived by a brother, Ben G. Nottingham of Raleigh and two children Nancy Nottingham Tyler (Jim) of Charleston, SC and Charles Dunning Nottingham III of Chapel Hill (Gail) and two grandchildren Jessica Nottingham Scott (John) of Austin, TX and Charles Dunning Nottingham IV of Charlotte, NC.
Charlie graduated from Hampton Sydney College and the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and attended University of Virginia Law School. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. After his service in World War II, he worked for The Lake Placid Club, Sheraton Hotels in Baltimore and Washington, DC. He and A.E. Finley established the University Inn and Pines Restaurant in Chapel Hill and the Triangle Motel and College Inn in Raleigh. The University Inn and Pines Restaurant became landmarks of hospitality for the Chapel Hill community.
In retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Nottingham enjoyed traveling the world, often visiting the very places that Charlie served during World War II. Charlie was also a founding member of the A.E. Finley Foundation, which is responsible for funding and donations to numerous charitable organizations and universities every year. Charlie believed that education was of paramount importance. He was a member of University Baptist and Christ United Methodist Church.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff at Carolina Meadows for the compassionate care that Mr. and Mrs. Nottingham always received there.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Employee Appreciation Fund, 100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
A service of celebration will be held in the Auditorium of Carolina Meadows on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:00a.m.