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Charles W Kershaw Sr
Mar 04, 1933 to Jun 03, 2018


Charles Wesley Kershaw, Sr., 85, died in his home on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Wedgefield, following a brief battle with cancer. Born March 4, 1933, in Statesburg, he was the son of Lawrence and Melissa Kershaw. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1951. He then joined the United States Air Forces, where he took immense pride in serving the country through his military service and particularly as a serviceman in the United States Air Force. He would proudly remind family and friends that he served 26 years, 1 month and 1 day in the military until retiring in 1977. He subsequently worked for almost 20 more years at Crescent Tools. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eulia Mae English Kershaw; his sons, Darrell Kershaw of Columbia, Charles Wesley Kershaw, Jr. of Sumter, Keith (Maxine) Kershaw of Columbia, Elliott (Franchelle) Kershaw of Nashville, TN, Martin (Quinda) Kershaw of Columbia; one brother, Lawrence Kershaw II of Statesburg; a grandson, Quentin, grew up in the home and was more like the sixth son to both Charles & Eulia; fourteen other grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at his home, 2140 Highway 261 South, Wedgefield. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:30 a. m. from the High Hills Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 9:40 a. m. Interment will be Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10 a. m. in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society in his honor.
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