W.C. Stanton, 87, died Monday, April 7, 2014. Born in Little Rock, SC he was a son of the late Hugh C. and Katie Margaret Jones Stanton. He was the founder and president of Stanton Quilting Company. Mr. Stanton has served on the Board of Trustees of Francis Marion University since 1994. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Francis Marion University. He was US Army Veteran. He was a past chairman of the board for the Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw, SC. He was a Mason, Lodge 15. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a bluegrass enthusiast and an avid golfer. He was known for his wit and homespun sayings, notably he would state, “ I am a High School drop-out, that devoted my life to education.”
Surviving is his wife, Sara Margaret McDougald Stanton of Cheraw, SC, sons, David Stanton of Columbia, SC, Clyde (Regina) Stanton of Birmingham, AL, Hugh (Jennie) Stanton of Florence, SC, grandchildren, David Stanton, Wilson Stanton, Kate Stanton and Michael Stanton.
He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, a son, Kinney Stanton, a grandson, Alexander Stanton, brothers, Tom Stanton and Hugh Stanton.
The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.
Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.
Memorials to: Francis Marion Foundation, W.C. and Sara Margaret Stanton Scholarship Fund, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29501-1210.