Harold Wil­liam Bouknight

The State - - Obituaries -

GILBERT - Harold Wil­liam Bouknight, 94, passed away Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, 2018. Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Bouknight will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Gilbert, at 2:00 p.m. Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, 2018 with vis­i­ta­tion 1 hour prior to the ser­vice in the sanc­tu­ary. Burial will fol­low at St. Paul’s Priceville Road Ceme­tery. Pall­bear­ers will in­clude step-grand­sons; Eu­gene Powell, III, Scott Powell, and John Powell. Hon­orary Pall­bear­ers will be mem­bers of The Se­nior Adult Sun­day School Class.

Mr. Bouknight was born in Columbia on Novem­ber 23, 1923. He was the son of the late Joseph Tilman and Gla­dys Lorick Bouknight. He grad­u­ated from Columbia High School. He was em­ployed in cler­i­cal ad­min­is­tra­tive work at Fort Jack­son. On April 10, 1943, Mr. Bouknight was drafted to serve his coun­try in World War II. He served in North­ern Africa in air­craft op­er­a­tions. He also served in Iran and Egypt. His awards and dec­o­ra­tions in­cluded the Eu­ro­pean African Mid­dle Eastern Ser­vice Medal, Amer­i­can The­ater Ser­vice Medal, Good Con­duct Medal, 3 Over­seas Ser­vice Bars, and a World War II Vic­tory Cam­paign Medal. He re­ceived an hon­or­able dis­charge as a Staff Sergeant on De­cem­ber 13, 1945. He re­turned to his former Civil Ser­vice po­si­tion at Fort Jack­son where he served 37.5 years.

Mr. Bouknight was a very ac­tive mem­ber of the church where he was a mem­ber dur­ing his life­time. At St. Paul’s, he was a loyal vol­un­teer with the news­let­ter and bul­letins. He was awarded a life­time mem­ber­ship in South Carolina Lutheran Men. He was a mem­ber of The Lutheran Men in Mis­sion Com­mit­tee of 100. He gave freely of his time, tal­ent and re­sources. Mr. Bouknight was a de­voted hus­band and friend. He took great plea­sure in shar­ing with his fam­ily, his church, his friends and vol­un­teer work.

He was pre­de­ceased by his lov­ing wife of 30 years, Mar­jorie Amelia Davis Bouknight. Sur­viv­ing are his step-son, O. Eu­gene Powell, Jr. (Mary Lou), step­grand­sons, Eu­gene Powell, III (Heidi), Scott Powell (Robin), and John Powell, and 7 step-great­grand­chil­dren.

He was pre­de­ceased by his brother, Joseph Tilman Bouknight, Jr., and sis­ter, Grace Eliz­a­beth Edel­mann.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be made to St. Paul’s Church Priceville Road Ceme­tery. Barr-Price.com (803)356-4411

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.