WAGENER -- Wyman L. "Bud" Gleaton Jr., 71, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at his home in Wagener.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Orangeburg. Dr. John Hucks and Dr. Vic Reasoner will be officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Gleaton was born on May 19, 1947, in Orangeburg. He was the son of the late Wyman L. Gleaton Sr. and the late Joella Hoffman Gleaton. He was a graduate of Orangeburg High School Class of 1965, after which he attended Southern Methodist College. He joined the U.S. Navy, where he served as a radio operator during the Vietnam era. He and his father operated Marine Sales and Service, the largest single store Evinrude dealership on the East Coast for many years. In 1984, he went to work for the Savannah River Site, where he rose to the director of emergency preparedness and later retired. He also owned and operated a successful mobile home supply business in Orangeburg. He enjoyed operating ham radios, hunting and fishing for over 60 years.
Pallbearers will be Wyman Gleaton III, Robert Gleaton, Walter Smoak, Jimmy Gleaton. Walt Ginn and Andrew Derinzo.
Survivors include a daughter; Connie Beth and Walter Smoak of Lexington; two sons, James and Tonya Gleaton of Lexington, Wyman (Lee) and Elaine Gleaton III of Florida; six grandchildren, Robert Gleaton, Patrick Gleaton, Kaitlin Metts, Amber Metts, Chanse Gleaton and Anistyn Gleaton; one brother, Barry W. Gleaton of Orangeburg.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Thompson Funeral Home in Orangeburg.
Memorials may be made to Southern Methodist College, 541 Broughton St., Orangeburg, SC 29115
The family would like to thank Halcyon Hospice of Aiken for all their love and support.
Please sign the family's online guest book at www.thompsonfh.net.