John Wesley Deer Jr. (Olar)
John Wesley Deer Jr., 62, of Olar, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Mr. Deer was born on July 13, 1955 in Columbia. He was a son of the late John Wesley Deer Sr. and Margie Reed Deer. He was a graduate of Newberry College and was a retired engineer with the CSX Railroad. He was a member of Olar First Baptist Church. He had coached football, basketball, and softball at Jefferson Davis Academy, Barnwell High School, and Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School. He was an avid Clemson football fan and was a loving father and grandfather.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Olar First Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Hutto officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of services at the church. Memorials may be made to the Olar First Baptist Church, 35 Hull St., Olar, SC 29843.
Mr. Deer is survived by his son, Brandon Cody Deer of Florence; daughter, Shannon (Andrew) Deer-Smith of Columbia; grandsons, Nikolas and Kassian Smith; brother, Todd Deer of State Road, N.C.; and sisters, Tanya (Robert) Watford of Myrtle Beach and Robyne (Jerry) Joyner of Olar.
Mole Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online registry at molefh.com.