Harmon Burgess Sprott, Jr.


Harmon Burgess Sprott, Jr., 88, husband of Nell DuBose Sprott, died Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at his home.

Born May 4, 1931, in Walterboro, he was a son of the late Harmon Burgess Sprott, Sr. and the late Esther Brown Sprott. He was reared in Summerton and after high school, he attended Wofford College for two years and transferred to USC where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an officer’s commission in the US Air Force. In 1957 he married Virginia Nell DuBose. He joined Sprott Oil Company in 1955 but left to become personnel manager of Sunbeam Corporation in Manning for two years. He came back to Sprott Oil Company and remained until he retired in 2011.  He was a member of the Manning Rotary Club where he was past president, past director and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Manning United Methodist Church where he loved to sing in the choir and served as past chairman of the Administrative Board and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Sprott sang with the Puddin’ Swamp Singers in Turbeville and said those were some of the greatest times of his life.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; a son, Harmon Burgess Sprott III (Dianne) of Manning; a daughter, Allyson Nell Sprott of Florence; two granddaughters, Hanna Sprott Rivers (John) of Sumter and Sarah DuBose Sprott of Conway; three great grandchildren, Walker, Harper and Kate Rivers; a sister, Kewpie Sprott of Manning; and many wonderful nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. 

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at Manning United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kem Thomas and the Rev. Dr. James C. Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Manning Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gene Failmezger, Jimmy Failmezger, Mike Failmezger, Kyle Stefan, Mitch Gardner and John Rivers. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Manning United Methodist Church and other times at the residence, 609 Craftwoods Court, Manning.

The family would like to thank the caregivers who took care of Mr. Sprott the last several years.

Memorials may be made to Manning United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Manning, SC 29102.

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


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