Buddy Rawls

Buddy Rawls

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 6 Oct 2015 (aged 73)
Missouri, USA
Burial Pelion, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 153457450 · View Source
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Buddy Rawls, 73, of Hayti, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Buddy was a native of Pelion, SC, born December 6, 1941.

Born to Victor Lee Rawls and Josephine Cook-Craft of Pelion, SC, he was preceded in death by both parents and six siblings, Phereby Fulmer, Dupre Craft, Dalton Craft, Vernon Craft, Lee Rawls and Callie Craft.

Buddy was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed working in his wood shop, watching Clemson Tiger football, NASCAR and all things John Wayne. He spent his entire career with the Loxcreen Corporation where he served as plant manager for many years. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.

Buddy is survived by two sons, Ty Rawls and his fiancé, Nicki Davis and her daughter, Hannah Davis of Hayti, MO and Chad Rawls and Carol Ann Coker of Columbia, SC; granddaughter, Samantha Rawls and great-granddaughter, Rozzy Nixon of Hayti, MO.; grandson, Will Schaap of Columbia, SC; brother, Joe Craft and his wife, Lou of Pelion; and sister, Betty Williams of Pelion. He will be missed greatly by them and many more family and friends.

Visitation will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at King Grove Baptist Church, Swansea, SC. Funeral service will follow at 3 PM. The service will be performed by Pastor Cook Addy and assisted by Dr. Elton Dunbar. Graveside services will immediately follow in the King Grove Cemetery. Thompsons Funeral Home, West Columbia, SC, will oversee the services.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation in honor of their Father at the: John Wayne Cancer Institute, Public Affairs and Development Department, 2200 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Phone number is 310-315-6111 or you can donate on their website at www.jwci.org.


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  • Created by: Laurie Davis Hannah
  • Added: 9 Oct 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 153457450
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Buddy Rawls (6 Dec 1941–6 Oct 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 153457450, citing King Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Pelion, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Laurie Davis Hannah (contributor 47087860) .