Oral Clay “O.C.” Howard, 85, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born in Elva, KY he was the son of the late Clay George and Corlie Theodosa Wallace Howard. He was the widower of Annie Lou Howard. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheraw, SC. Mr. Howard was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a charter member of the Cheraw Rotary Club. He was the owner of Howard’s Electric, Cheraw Heating and Quality Builders. Mr. Howard enjoyed deep sea fishing and spending time at the beach with family and friends. He was affectionately known as “Poppie” to his granddaughter and great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the caring staff of Chesterfield Convalescent Center, Hospice of Chesterfield County, caretakers and the Comfort Keepers that were so diligent in helping Mr. Howard.
Surviving is his daughter, Audrey (Jesse) Gaskins of Cheraw, SC, granddaughter, Corlie (Jeriot) Burr, great grandchildren, Anna Grace Burr, Landon Burr and Lyla Kate Burr all of Darlington, SC.
The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 7:00 PM following the visitation.
A funeral mass will be held 1:00 PM Friday, November 14, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC.
Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.
Memorials to: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 602 Market Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
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