ORANGEBURG -- Billy "Bill" Hewitt passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his three children on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Mr. Hewitt moved to Orangeburg from Conway in the 1960s. He made a living as an auto mechanic for much of his life and was owner and operator of Bill's Amoco. In later years, he worked transporting mobile homes for Sunrise Mobile Home Sales and Transport, which he co-owned and operated with his late wife. He loved to fish, hunt, plant flowers and vegetables, was a bee-keeper, a member of the Elks Lodge for many years and a member of Canaan Baptist Church, Cope. He loved to cook and was quite a good freelance-style cook. He took great joy in preparing meals; not so much for the pleasure of cooking or a love of good food as much as for the joy it gave him to sit down with his family, together sharing the meals he prepared.
Mr. Hewitt is survived by his children, Eddie (Jessica) Hewitt of Branchville, Pamela (Hank) Hughes of Bowman, and Teresa (Earl) Dukes of Newport, North Carolina; and his adopted son, Ronnie Wannamaker; grandchildren Rob Hewitt, Brandon Hewitt, Hunter Steedley and Kinsley Hewitt, Steven Hughes, Magan Hughes (Cody) Perian, Michael Dukes, Amanda and Maranda Dukes; five great-grandchildren, Blake, Michael Jr., Shane, Harper and Ally; two sisters, Eula (Joseph) Williamson of Elgin and Annette (Rich) Griffith of Spring Hill, Florida; six brothers, Earl (Kathy) Hewitt of Cope, Johnny (Jackie) Hewitt of Loris, Todd Hewitt of Orlando, Florida, Kermit Hewitt of Camden, and Terry Hewitt.
Billy was predeceased by his wife, Virginia; his mother, Scottie Hewitt Green Holler, a brother, Mack Hewitt; and his daughter, Sandra Renee Hewitt.
Thompson Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.
The Rev. Allan Woodard and the Rev. Charles Bradley will officiate Billy's services.
Pallbearers are Steven Hughes, Michael Dukes, Levon Hardee, Jeff Hardee, Cody Perian and Henry Carranza.
Special thanks to Leslie Hayden Player, RN, aka. "Haskell's daughter," and Jenny, PTA of Amedisys Home Health, Josephine, RN, of Amedisys Hospice, Dr. Van Beth Shuler and her staff for the care each gave and for helping and supporting our efforts to care for Daddy in his home.
Friends and family may call at the home of Eddie and Jessica Hewitt, 280 Dufford Court, Branchville, SC 29432.
In lieu of flowers. Billy asked that donations be made to Canaan Baptist Church, 4977 Cannon Bridge Road, Cope, SC 29038.