Francis “Bubba” Morrah Marchant, age 94, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Born in Greenville, SC, on September 15, 1921, he was the son of the late M.L. Marchant and the late Kathleen Marchant. He attended the Citadel before proudly serving his country in the United States Army, earning the rank of Captain and serving in the 84th Infantry during the European Theatre. He was wounded in WWII, and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was the owner and operator of RC Bottling Company and later retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Company as General Plant Manager and Vice President. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he oversaw the church golf tournaments for many years. He also enjoyed his time working with the Anderson County Junior Golfers for more than 25 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary “Dot” Cowan Marchant; a son, Buck Marchant (Bonnie); a daughter, Jean C. Ashworth (Pete); three grandchildren, Craig, Kevin, and Patrick Kinley; and ten great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Luther Marchant, Jr, and John B. Marchant; and a sister, Mary Burdette.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Marek Sotek officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at the residence, and will receive friends at the church, prior to the service on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29301.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC
Posted in: Anderson Independent Mail
Posted on: 2016-06-09
Link to original obituary: Francis “Bubba” Morrah Marchant, age 94, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Born in Greenville, SC, on September 15, 1921, he was the son of the late M.L. Marchant and the late Kathlee