Tree

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This is the moving memoir of an inspiring man: his accomplishments, passions and challenges. Told with simple honesty, Tree’s story takes the reader from his happy Norfolk upbringing through profound watersheds like the suicide of his father and the loss of his eye to cancer. He recounts his “Renaissance man” vocations (archeologist/ oil speculator/ motel owner/CEO) and avocations (flounder fisherman to oenophile!). Take a walk of faith with Tree as he recounts his journey to meet his God and read the ...

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Overview

This is the moving memoir of an inspiring man: his accomplishments, passions and challenges. Told with simple honesty, Tree’s story takes the reader from his happy Norfolk upbringing through profound watersheds like the suicide of his father and the loss of his eye to cancer. He recounts his “Renaissance man” vocations (archeologist/ oil speculator/ motel owner/CEO) and avocations (flounder fisherman to oenophile!). Take a walk of faith with Tree as he recounts his journey to meet his God and read the foundational truths that have guided and served him throughout his life.

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“When I spend time with my friend Tree, I always leave deeply inspired by his courage, unflagging spirit, and great passion for life. Tree’s remarkable life journey is well captured in these pages which are filled with uncommon wisdom on leadership, courage, love, friendship and faith. It is a meaningful, rich blessing to read and one that you will want to share with family and friends.”
    Scott Rigell
    Member of Congress
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983501312
  • Publisher: Koehler Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. “Tree” Rountree, Jr. was a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, Virginia. He graduated with a BA from The College of William & Mary and attended graduate school at Florida State University, Oklahoma University,  ODU and received a Master’s of Finance from Dartmouth College.

Tree began his banking career at United Virginia Bank, then moved to First &Merchants Bank and Bank of America, later founding Monarch Bank, serving as president, CEO and director. Tree’s community service includes chairman of the Four Cities United Way, president of ODU’s Educational Foundation, board vice chairman  of Cape Henry Collegiate School, chairman of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation, chairman of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, and board president of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation.

His honors include 2010 Business Hallof Fame, the John Krueger Outstanding Volunteer Award, Horizons HR Roast & Toast Honoree and Norfolk’s Outstanding Young Man of the Year. Tree served on the vestry at Galilee Church and now serves and attends Spring Branch Community Church.
He was married to Virginia (Ginna) and has two sons, Will and Ben, and two dogs. He resided at the North End of Virginia Beach.

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Tree


By William F. Rountree

Koehler Books

Copyright © 2013 William F. Rountree
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781938467042

My purpose in writing this book was to preserve, for my family and friends, some of the stories and experiences that have shaped my life. Some are goofy, crazy adventures, and some are more profound and serious – like my relationship with the Lord. And my decades-long battle with cancer.
I do not want this to be considered a “cancer book,” though there is a section dedicated to the topic, which I hope will be helpful to anyone who finds it relevant.  But my illness has influenced this project in some ways, much as it has “influenced” just about everything else in my life! Primarily, the fact that the cancer moved into my brain “created more immediate deadlines,” so to speak. So I fast-tracked this project from the original post-retirement timeframe of about four years hence.
And here we are.
I hope you enjoy this memoir, and from the bottom of my heart I thank all of you who contributed to it, either directly – by sharing your thoughts in these pages and on the website – or “between the lines” by being part of my life. God bless you all.




Continues...

Excerpted from Tree by William F. Rountree Copyright © 2013 by William F. Rountree. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Chapter ONE
    YOUNG MAN   
        
    Chapter two
    wild man   
        
    Chapter three
    aqua man  

    Chapter four
    business man  
    
    Chapter five
    civic man  

    Chapter six
    family man  

    Chapter seven
    travelin’ man  

    Chapter eight
    sports man  

    Chapter nine
    fine man  

    Chapter Ten
    spiritual man  

    Chapter eleven
    fightin’ man  
    
    Chapter twelve
    land man   

    appendix

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