DR. EDWARD WETAH MINCE, 86, passed away Dec. 24, 2011.
Interment was in D/FW National Cemetery.
Dr. Mince was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Canton to Flynn &
Pearl Carter Mince. He graduated from Martins Mill High
School in 1941 at the age of 15. He joined the Army Air
Corps, December 1943, where he trained to fly on the B-17
bomber. In May of 1944, he married Marie Thomas in Dallas.
He was discharged from the service in May 1946. He graduated
from SMU in January 1949 with a degree in business admini-
stration. He received his master of science degree in history
from East Texas State Teachers College in May 1951, and
received his Ph.D. in philosophy and college administration
in June 1968 from the University of Texas at Austin. He served
as dean at Henderson County Junior College from 1949 to 1956
and at Cisco Junior College from 1956 to 1965. Dr. Mince became
president of Ranger Junior College in 1965. In 1971, he moved to
Weatherford where he served as president of Weatherford College
for 22 years. He was the longest serving president in the history
of Weatherford College.
From 1968 to 1991, he served on various state and national
community college boards and committees, and then from 1988
to 1989, he was the president of the Texas Associations of
Community Colleges. He also served on the National Community
College Board and the visitation teams of The Southern
Association of Colleges. Dr. Mince was a member of Rotary Club
International and was named a Paul Harris fellow. He served on
the Hospital Board in Ranger, president of the Weatherford Chamber
of Commerce, worked with MANNA Food Bank, and Parker County
Historical Society. He served on the Board of Directors at
Citizens National Bank in Weatherford and was named Citizen of
the Year for Weatherford in 1978. Dr. Mince was an active member
of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon since the age
of 24, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday school.
E.W. Mince was preceded in death by his brother, Clifton Mince,
and his grandson, Chandler Ed Craig.
Survivors at the time of his death: his wife of 67 years, Marie
Mince; his brother, Aloren Mince and wife, Pat, of Arlington; his
sister, Gloria Mince Pennington and husband, James, of Meridian;
his daughters, Karen Mince Craig (RHS-1968) and husband, Dr. Bill
Craig, of Hamilton and Weta Mince Phillips (RHS-1973) of Graham;
his grandchildren, Dr. Shalor Craig and wife, Melissa, of Hamilton,
Griffin Phillips of Newcastle, Jordan Phillips and wife, Barbara,
of Mount Pleasant, MI, and Meagan Phillips of New York City;
his great-grandchildren, Kellan, Nolan and Carter Craig of Hamilton;
his nephews, Greg, Gary and David Mince; and his nieces, Sherry
Syner and Lori Morgan.