William Kirby "W.K." Harrington


William Kirby "W.K." Harrington, 83, widower of Florene Covington Harrington, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at National Health Care in Sumter.

Born March 29, 1930, in the Brewington community of Manning, he was a son of the late Frazier and Olive Mae Kirby Harrington. He was a member of the National Guard, a retired deputy sheriff for Clarendon County, he had 34 years of service in law enforcement and he was a volunteer with the Manning Fire Department.

Survivors include a son, Carroll (Denise) Harrington of Manning; two daughters, Kay (Tony) Morris of Manning and Beth Harrington of Summerton; a sister-in-law, Mary Harrington of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Casey (Jeremy) Ridgeway, Jennifer Harrington and J.C. Harrington, all of Manning, and Tracy (Lee) Morgan and Kathy Herlong, both of Sumter; and eight great-grandchildren, Kaylin, Allison and Phillip Ridgeway, Todd Jr., Brandon and Christian Herlong and Brittany Ardis and Savannah Morgan; and a special friend, Margie Cutter of Manning.

He was preceded in death by a son, William K. Harrington Jr.; two brothers, Muldrow and Marion Harrington; and a sister, Ola Mae Owens.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve McCutcheon officiating. Burial will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery in Kingstree.

John Owens, Ronnie Stewart, David Daniels, Chris Price, Buddy Justice and Chris Lee will serve as pallbearers. Clarendon County law enforcement officers and members of the Manning Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stephens Funeral Home, and other times at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Tony Morris, 301 Toccoa Drive in Manning.

The family would like to thank the staff of National Health Care and Dr. William Stuck.

Memorials may be made to the Clarendon County Law Enforcement Officer's Association, 217 Commerce St., Manning, SC 29102.

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



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