James Mark Crider, Jr., 90, of Summerville, SC, a retired Executive for Mead-Westvaco, died Thursday morning, September 14, 2017, at Trident Medical Center. Friends and family are invited to attend his visitation on Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock PM at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 1 o’clock PM at Bethany United Methodist Church, Spell Chapel, 118 W 3rd S St., Summerville. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery, 10 Cunnington Ave., Charleston. Mr. Crider was born July 23, 1927, in Charleston, SC, son of James Mark Crider, Sr. & Inez Sineath Crider. He grew up in the Charleston area, on Morris Island, in Park Circle, and in Old Windermere. He graduated from Charleston’s “Porter Gaud” back in 1945 when it was known as “Porter Military Academy” following his father’s footsteps serving time in the Navy, receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, and then receiving his graduate degree from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina. He lived most of his adult life living in Summerville’s historic Tea Farm and was a member of Summerville’s Preservation Society as well as a long-standing member of Bethany Methodist Church in Summerville where he sang in the choir and served as a past President of the South Carolina Conference of United Methodist Men. He always had a passion for physical fitness, learning the martial arts of Judo, Tae Kwon Do, and JIU-JITSU; and for his 70th birthday performed a solo-skydive in which he made use of those martial arts moves of tucking and rolling when his parachute failed to open and he hit the ground with an emergency chute and without a scratch. Mr. Crider was preceded in death by his son, James Mark Crider III, and his sister, Elizabeth Crider Calder. He is survived by his daughters, Joann Crider Adams of Summerville and Jan Crider Wham of James Island; and his granddaughters, Jamie Christina Norris of Chicago and Kelsey Wham Quillen (Matthew) of Mt. Pleasant; a niece, Lisa Calder Teeter (Ken) and two nephews, John “Jeff” Francis Calder, Jr. (Becky) and Mark Crider Calder (Wanda). In addition to his family, Mr. Crider leaves behind many good friends, dear neighbors, as well as his beloved caregivers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, Spell Chapel. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843)873-4040. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Posted on: 2017-09-18

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