A memorial service for Floyd Hiram Abrams will be held at 2:30 p.m. January 20, 2024 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. A reception will follow in Satterlee Hall. Interment will be private.
Mr. Abrams passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. He lost his valiant fight.
He was a son of the late Floyd and Dorothy Abrams.
Floyd grew up in Columbia graduating from Columbia High School where he was both class president and cheerleader. Floyd is a 1951 graduate of The Citadel and member of the Summerall Guard.
Floyd met the love of his life, Jean, in high school. They married July 14, 1951.
Floyd and Jean’s young family were charter members of St. Michael and All Angels. Floyd served on Vestry and was Junior Warden. Floyd later served on Vestry at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields. For over 40 years Floyd and Jean were members of Trinity Cathedral.
Floyd served in Korea in the Army Corp of Engineers earning a bronze star.
Mr. Abrams was owner of several small businesses in the construction industry retiring as owner of Floyd Abrams Company, Commercial Roof Consultant.
Mr. Abrams was a member of Forest Lake Club, Charter Member of Richland Sertoma and several professional organizations. In addition Floyd and Jean were members of several dance clubs, including Tarantella, Quadrille and Caprician.
Surviving are his daughters, Robin Rutledge and her husband Charles of Blythewood and Leslie Wrenn and husband John of Chapin; son, Thomas F. (Tad) Abrams of Columbia; grandchildren, Christopher Reeves Rutledge of Hanahan, Sterling Robinson Rutledge of Glendale, Oregon and his partner Kelsey McEuen, Helen Wrenn Pridmore and her husband Michael of Chapin, and John Michael Wrenn, Jr. and his wife Lauren of Greenville; and great-grandchildren, Landon, Logan, Maddox and Mason Rutledge and Scout Rutledge; Cooper and Forest Williams; Welsh, Hoyt, Mary Helen and Aimes Pridmore; Jack and Eleanor Wrenn.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Jean Robinson Abrams.
The family wishes to thank caregivers Denise Anderson, Damaris Alvarez and the staff of Right At Home for their exceptional patience, kindness and care.
Floyd will always be remembered for his smile and everlasting positive attitude. The most important virtues for Floyd (our Dad) are Faith, Family and Friends.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Cathedral Foundation, 1100 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201.