Funeral services for the late Mr. Harry Felder Jr. were held at 1 p.m., Feb. 7, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Blackville, Interment services followed at Shrub Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Blackville, with full military honors. Rev. McKinley Neal officiated.
Mr. Harry Felder, Jr. was born on Nov. 18, 1929, in Barnwell County to the late Harry Felder Sr. and Sarah Powell Felder.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, he entered into a peaceful rest with family by his side at East Georgia Regional Hospital in Statesboro, Ga.
He bravely served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received the United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal (with one bronze service star), and the Merit Unit Citation. Mr. Felder graduated in 1957 from S.C. Area Trade School. He was owner of Felder and Son Construction Company for over 50 years. He was later employed by Denmark Technical College as the Building Construction Instructor and retired after 22 years. At an early age, he joined Shrub Branch Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully until his health declined. He was a deacon for over 50 years and served as chairman until his death. On Aug. 11, 1956, he joined in Holy Matrimony to Ida Bell Hutto. To this union eight children were born. Two children preceded him in death.
He was preceded in death by two children; a sister, Ruth Hutto; and brother, Gollie Felder, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories his beloved wife of 57 years, Ida Bell Hutto Felder, of the home; seven children, Patricia Daniels of Claymount, Del., Harry III (Annette) Felder, Doris Sanders, Sarah (Joe) Thomas of Blackville, Larry (Corrie) Felder of Beech Island, Diane (Tommy) O'Berry of Barnwell, and Clarence Felder of Blackville; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Mae Bradley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister-in-laws, Vermell Thomas, Eartha Mae Coker, and Ella (Johnathan) Brabham; brothers-in-laws, George(Lula) Hutto, Bazzie (Evelyn) Hutto, Emmit (Edith) Odom, Harold (Pearline) Hutto, David(Kathy) Hutto; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
Dash Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The People-Sentinel 02/19/14
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