Frederick William Scheper, III, of Beaufort, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Willie was born in Columbia, SC, on November 8, 1929 to F.W. Scheper, Jr. and Margaret R. Scheper. He graduated from the Citadel in 1950 and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a councilman and mayor for the City of Beaufort and a member of the SC State Ports Authority. He was the former president of The Peoples Bank, Chairman of the Board of Blake & Johnson, Co., and President of Blue Channel Corporation. He was a long-standing member of the Parish Church of St. Helena. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Jean Varn Scheper and his sister, Margaret Scheper Trask. He is survived by his wife, Wanda M. Scheper; his daughter and son-in-law, Julye and Ed Lerma; his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jill Scheper; his stepson and wife, Chandler and Beth Bailey and his stepson Jason Bailey, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2PM at The Parish Church of St. Helena with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parish Church of St. Helena. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

Posted in: The Island Packet

Posted on: 2016-02-13

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