TURBEVILLE – Silas Bruce Buddin, 94, widower of Gladys Watts Buddin, entered into his eternal rest on Monday, April 25, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born August 25, 1927 in Turbeville, he was the son of the late Kenny Sodusta Buddin and the late Alma Henrietta Bush Buddin. As a member of the “Greatest Generation”, Mr. Bruce was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in Korea as a Captain in the Transportation Corps. He was a member of Turbeville First Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and board member. He was a member of the Turbeville Ruritan Club and a former Commanding Officer of American Legion Post 132. He attended two years of diesel mechanic school and retired from Coker Builders as a foreman/superintendent after 45 years of employment. For more than 30 years, Mr. Bruce was a volunteer firefighter with the Turbeville Fire Department as a captain. In Bruce’s younger years, he played American Legion P-15 baseball in Sumter.
He is survived by: three sons, Ronnie (Candee) Buddin of Turbeville, Mike (Faye) Buddin of Irmo and Tony (Pat) Buddin of Sumter; two daughters, Margie Buddin Edge and Anna K. Buddin, both of Turbeville; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two Buddin nephews, Dr. Peter (Cudsie) Creticos and Kenneth (Cathy) Creticos; a niece of Buddin, Barbara Buddin; and several other in-laws, nieces and nephews.
His parents predeceased him; his wife of 72 years; three brothers, Alton Buddin, Barney Ray Buddin and Horace Buddin; and a sister, Zilla Buddin Creticos.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of Turbeville First Baptist Church with Reverend Ryan Glosson, Reverend Chris Moore and Reverend Tommy Atkinson as officiants. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The pallbearers will be Stevie Buddin, Timmy Buddin, Chris Edge, Eddie Buddin, Hayden Craft, Dustin Buddin, Will Mullen, Edward Carmon, Kyle Boothe, Leo Seamon, Brandon Caples and Wayne Holmes.
A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Turbeville and at other times at the house, 1048 rue Coker, Turbeville.
The family requests that the memorials be made at Turbeville First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 177, Turbeville, SC 29162.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Amedysis Hospice family (especially Tanya Smith, Dee Stegall and Michelle Baker) for their love, care and compassion for Mr. Bruce during his final days. The family would also like to thank Judy Coker, Robin Boothe and Tricia Clark for their invaluable assistance in caring for their dad.
Arrangements made by Floyd Funeral Home, 136 E. Main St., Olanta, SC, (843) 396-4470. www.floydfuneral.com