David Allen Kerchmar, 72, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, July 23, 2018, at RoseCrest HealthCare Center-Inman. A longtime Spartanburg resident, he was born February 17, 1946, a son of the late Alfred Peter and Winona Bolt Kerchmar.
A U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a 1964 graduate of Spartanburg High School and a 1968 graduate of The Citadel with a degree in history. He served with MACV Team 56 and Mobile Advisory Team 101 and retired from the U. S. Army Reserves having obtained the rank of Lt. Colonel. He returned to Spartanburg and continued the operation of Custom Cleaners as a well-respected family business from 1984 until his retirement in 2016. David was active in many civic organizations and was a past-president of the Spartanburg Optimist Club.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Dudley Huffman Kerchmar; two sons, David Brantley Kerchmar of Spartanburg, SC and William Patrick Kerchmar (Meli) of Westminster, SC; a daughter, Anna Paige Kerchmar Collins (Harris) of Spartanburg, SC; a stepson, Ronald Lawrence Fulmer (Lori) of Mountain View, CA; a sister, Dr. Patricia Kerchmar Tollison of Austin, TX; a brother, Colonel James A. Kerchmar (Beth) of Fayetteville, NC; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307, by The Rev. Dr. Kirk H. Neely.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 3466, Spartanburg, SC 29304; Mobile Meals Service, PO Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304; or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 127, Landrum, SC 29356.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel
Posted in: Spartanburg Herald Journal
Posted on: 2018-07-26
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