Richard “Bubber” James Ferdon, Jr. 91, of Georgetown, widower of Mary Elizabeth Fielder Ferdon, died April 29, 2022, at Veteran Village in Florence.
Mr. Ferdon was born in Georgetown on December 12, 1930, a son of the late Richard James Ferdon, Sr. and Maggie Camlin Ferdon. He was a graduate of Winyah High School and The Citadel, class of 1951, where he was a member of the Summerall Guards, the Boxing Team, and Block “C” Club.
Mr. Ferdon served with the 24th Infantry Division in Japan and the 45th Infantry Division in the Korean War as a rifle platoon leader and company commander. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor with oak leaf cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Korean Service Medal and Japan Occupation Medal. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW.
Mr. Ferdon was owner and operator of the Western Auto Store for thirty-five years and entered into commercial real estate until his retirement in 2010. Mr. Ferdon served on many boards including, the Georgetown Hospital Board of Trustees for thirty-five years, was a past Chairman and Secretary for a number of years. He later served as Secretary and Chairman of the Board of the Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was honored as South Carolina Hospital Trustee of the year 2007. He was a Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Methodist Oaks Retirement Home and a board member of Tara Hall Home for Boys. He served as President of the SC Retail Council, Georgetown Rotary Club, Winyah Indigo Society and Georgetown Cotillion Club. He served as Director at Carolina First Bank and the local Advisory Board of SC National Bank.
Mr. Ferdon was a lifetime member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church until 1964 when he became a charter member of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as a Lay Leader.
Mr. Ferdon was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with friends and family.
Surviving are: three sons, Richard Fielder Ferdon (Joyce) and James Haskell Ferdon both of Georgetown; Robert Jackson Ferdon of Conway; two daughters, Mary Beth Ferdon Kornahrens (Glenn) of Suches, GA and Anne Ferdon Sawyer (Clint) of Pawleys Island; six grandchildren, Richie Ferdon (Allison), Rangeley Ferdon Laney (Edward), Steve and Maggie Kornahrens, Jackson Ferdon (Leatha), and Lizzie Moore; and four great-grandchildren, Mikey and Danny O’Briant, Thomas and Emma Laney. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ferdon was predeceased by his brother Edward “Sonny” James Ferdon.
Memorial Services will be eleven o’clock Friday, May 6, 2022, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Ross Chellis.
The family will receive friends prior to service in the church parlor from ten until eleven o’clock
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggests to: Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 84 Forest Ave., Georgetown, SC or The Citadel Alumni Association, 69 Haywood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403.
Posted in: GAB News
Posted on: 2022-05-02
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