Mason Dewitt Geddings
by Robert Joseph Baker | April 26, 2014 12:06 pm
Mason Dewitt Geddings, 80, husband of 62 years to Burnette Holladay Geddings, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Regency Hospital in Florence.
Born May 26, 1933, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Robert Carl “Carlie” Geddings and the late Mary Lou Compton Geddings Carraway McLeod. He was raised in Croswell Home for Children and graduated from Edmonds High School in Sumter. He retired with forty three years of service as a lineman/ serviceman with Carolina Power & Light/Progress Energy Company. He was a member of Woodmen of the World and Emmanuel Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Trustee and in many other areas of the church.
He was a loving caring husband, dad and granddad. Everyone he met was special to him. He enjoyed watching football and playing golf with his special golf buddies – Ed, Mr. Pru & Jimmy.
He is survived by his wife of Manning; two sons, Larry Mason Geddings and wife Monica of Conway and Joel David Geddings and wife Dianne of Sumter; three brothers, Robert Carl Geddings of Lakewood, TN, Clarence Carraway and wife Brenda and Calvin Carraway, both of Sumter; a sister, Margaret Griffin of Sumter; five grandchildren, Scott Geddings (Chelsi), Mason Geddings, Colin Geddings, Kelsey Burnette Geddings and Jason Richburg; a great granddaughter, Aurora Geddings; two aunts, Virginia Logan and Anna Barkley; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a son, Donald Lynwood Geddings.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Reverend Andrew Taylor and Reverend Dr. Jack Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Sumter Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Geddings, Mason Geddings, Colin Geddings, Robert Geddings, Ronnie Geddings, Jamie Holladay and Alvin Tobias. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Keels, Larry Williamson, Truman Jordan, Johnny Miles, Ben Brewer, Griffin Avin, Ernie Broadway, and CP&L employees.
Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 623 Woodside Drive, Manning.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1794 Old Georgetown Road, Manning, SC 29102.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.