Ronald Cecil McCollister

by | February 21, 2014 9:30 am

Last Updated: February 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

Ronald Cecil McCollister, 71, husband of Shirley Smith McCollister, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home.

Born Feb. 28, 1942, in Montgomery, Ala., he was a son of the late Robert Cecil McCollister and Mattie Sue Clark McCollister. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired at Shaw Air Force Base. He was a member of the Sergeants Association; the Veterans of Foreign Wars; the National Rifle Association and the Goat Island Boat Club.

Mr. McCollister was best known for his original wood-carvings and paintings. His claim to fame in Clarendon County were his Goat Island Boat Paddles that he created.

Survivors besides his wife of 50 years include a son, Royce Cullen (Penny) McCollister of Johnsonville; five grandchildren, Amber McCollister, Kalyn McCollister; Caleb McCollister; Breanna (Jamie) McCollister and Brad (Shannon) Hammond; two great-grandchildren, Chase Hammond and Cooper Hammond; a sister, Laura Sue (Carl) Matula of Sumter; his mother-in-law, Henrietta Smith; a brother-in-law, Alan (Teresa) Smith; a sister-in-law, Patricia (Boyd) Ridgeway; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Kevin McCollister.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.

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