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, SC in the 1960's. He made a living as an auto-mechanic for much of his life, was owner and operator of Bill's Amoco. Later years he worked transporting mobile home 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 vegetable, 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, NC., 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; 5 great grandchildren, Blake, Michael, Jr., Shane, Harper and Ally; 2 sisters Eula (Joseph) Williamson of Elgin and Annette (Rich) Griffith of SpringHill, FL; five brothers, Earl (Kathy) Hewitt of Cope, Johnny (Jackie) Hewitt of Loris, Todd Hewitt of Orlando, FL, 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, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Family visitation and Billy's funeral service will be Monday, May 13, 2019 at Canaan Baptist Church, 4977 Cannon Bridge Road, Cope, SC 29038. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM Monday with the funeral service a 2:00 PM; graveside service immediately following at the church cemetery. Rev. Allan Woodard and 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, "Haskett'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 Ct., Branchville, SC 29432.
In lieu of flowers, Billy asked that donations be made to Canaan Baptist Church, 4977 Cannon Bridge Road, Cope, SC 29038.
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