Darrel Sim Fanning, 82, of Neeses passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 768 Calvary Church Road, Neeses. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Pastor Hank Fanning and Rev. Nicholas Perez will be officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Lebanon United Methodist Church prior to the funeral service.
Pallbearers will be Tony Kittrell, Dylan Fanning, Drew Fanning, David Hinkle, Joey Boyer and Kent Floyd.
Mr. Fanning was born on September 29, 1937 in Orangeburg. He graduated from North High school and attended Palmar Business College where he majored in Accounting. He was a co-owner of Orangeburg Milling Company Inc. He was the son of the late Olin Javan Fanning and the late Ethel Sanford Fanning. Mr. Fanning was a life-long member of Lebanon United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities over the years. He loved Bluegrass music and was a member of the Dixie Dew Drops Bluegrass band for over fifty years. Mr. Fanning was also a member of the Norway Masonic Lodge #237. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. When he was not spending time with his family, you could find him outside in his beloved garden. He was affectionately known by everyone that loved him as “Doc.” He was predeceased by his brothers, Harvey Fanning, Haskel Fanning, C.J. Fanning and his sister, Evelyn Evans.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Shirley Gleaton Fanning of the home; children, Randy Fanning (Vickie) of Neeses, Rhonda Kittrell (Tony), Darren Fanning (Carmen) of Neeses; grandchildren, Crystal Floyd, Natalie Hinkle, Tricia Boyer, Dylan Fanning, Drew Fanning, Brett Fanning, Bailor Fanning, Leah Fanning; great-grandchildren, Paisley Hinkle, Jackson Boyer, Locklan Hinkle, Anniston Boyer, Ember Floyd; sister, Willette “Lucy” Fogle and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church at 768 Calvary Church Road Neeses, SC 29107.
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