William D. Sports, Sr

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William D. Sports, Sr

  • Birth 11 Apr 1929 Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 19 Jun 2012 Florence County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 92275564


EFFINGHAM - William D. Sports, Sr., 83, died in a local hospital Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the National Cemetery, Florence. Interment will follow. Visitation was held Wednesday evening at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Sports was born in Georgetown, SC, the son of the late Charley W. and Mellie Gibson Sports. William was an Ammunition Foreman during his service in the USAF and US Marines. Mr. Sports was a member of South Florence Baptist Church. He was a life member of the DAV, American Legion Post # 172 and "The Chosen Few."

Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Mary Rogers Sports, Effingham, SC; a son, William D (Dianne) Sports, Sioux Falls, SD; four daughters, Jean (Harold) Rice, Seneca, SC, Patricia (Jerry) Hicks, Florence, Vicky (Dale) Richardson, Effingham, Janet (George) Privette, Jack-sonville, Florida; a brother, George W. (Frances) Sports; three sisters, Bertha Purvis, Mattie Calcutt, Marjie Lee; twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Charley W. Sports and two sisters, Ann Graham and Margaret Hyman.

Memorials may be made to South Florence Baptist Church2720 S. Irby Street, Florence, SC. 29501.

Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto St. Florence, is assisting the family.


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  • Created by: Barbara Lehman
  • Added: 20 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92275564
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William D. Sports, Sr (11 Apr 1929–19 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92275564, citing Florence National Cemetery, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Lehman (contributor 47154879) .