A celebration of life event for the late Augusta State University President Emeritus William A. Bloodworth Jr. will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 in the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on the Summerville Campus at Augusta University. The event is open to the public and will also be livestreamed. A reception for family and friends will be held in the lobby and recital hall of the Fine Arts Center immediately following the event.
Bloodworth, who oversaw Augusta College’s transition to Augusta State University and served 18 years as president starting in 1993, passed away Monday, Aug. 29 at age 79.
Survivors include Bloodworth’s wife of 57 years, Julia Rankin Bloodworth; son Paul Bloodworth (Catherine); daughter Nicole Bloodworth (Dana Meyers); grandchildren Palmer, Sara Jane and Molly; and Bloodworth’s beloved King Charles spaniel, Ollie.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to support the William A. Bloodworth, Jr. Endowment. Donations can be given online or mailed to the Augusta University Foundation, 1120 15th Street, AD-1104, Augusta, Georgia 30912.