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OLAR -- Funeral services for Charles Lloyd Platt, 80, of Olar, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Olar, with Dr. Andy Sandifer, the Rev. Dale Hutto and Dr. Kenneth Cato officiating; burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Olar, c/o Walter O'Rear, P.O. Box 142, Olar, SC 29843; to Govan First Baptist Church, c/o Alice P. Johnson, P.O. Box 847, Denmark, SC 29042; or to Jefferson Davis Academy, 5061 Hilda Road, Blackville, SC 29817.

Charles passed away Thursday, Feb. 7.

Born in “Plattsville” in Denmark, he was a son of the late Charlie F. Platt and Elizabeth A. Platt. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Olar, where he served as a deacon. He retired from Milliken as a maintenance chief, having worked for 42 years. He was a staff sergeant in the Air National Guard, where he was in the 169th Fighter Squadron for 13 years. He was deployed to Roda, Spain, in 1961-62 during the Berlin Crisis. He was a member of the Govan Hilltoppers Group and the Olar Fire Department. He was an avid and prepared hunter and fisherman who never left home without his snacks. Charles was a devout Christian man who was the most accommodating and dependable brother, husband, father and grandfather and whose family will miss him greatly.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 ½ years, Harriett Morris Platt of the home; son Ricky Platt (Col., Ret., SCNG) of Alexandria, Virginia, and his fiancée, Tonya Hudson of Hilton Head Island; daughters Pam (Don, “P-nut”) Williams of Barnwell; adopted daughter Tammy Smith; grandchildren Brett Williams, Sara Mary Platt, Libby Platt and Charlie Platt; sisters Barbara (Asa) Way and Alice P. Johnson, both of Denmark; nieces Lynn W. (Todd) Cook and Dawn J. (Matt) Morris; and nephew Dean (Brent) Johnson.

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He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, N.L. Johnson.

Folk Funeral Home, Denmark is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit our online registry at www.folkfuneralhome.com.

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