Johnny “Buster” Rembert, 91, departed this earthly life on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his residence. Born in Sumter County on February 28, 1922, he was the son of the late Hampton and Susan Sumpter Rembert.
He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. Mr. Rembert was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Sumter Dairies, Incorporated as a manufacturing engineer, where he earned several awards and commendations for outstanding contributions during his time of employment.
He was married to the late Minnie Rembert. From this union two children were born, Yvonne Rembert Turner and Norman Rembert. He had a devoted friend and companion of more than 40 years, the late Willie Mae Rogers.
He leaves to mourn his passing: three daughters, Yvonne (Leon) Rembert Turner of Washington, DC, Johnnie Mae White and Lillie (Larry) Wilson, both of Sumter; one sister, Annie Rembert of Cleveland, Ohio; an adopted son of the home, S Sgt Retired John Rogers, Jr.; a granddaughter and personal caregiver, Patricia Robertson of Sumter; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Rembert; one son, Norman Rembert; four sisters, Mary Adams, Lizzy Rembert, Roberta Rembert, and Lucille Sumter; and six brothers, George Sr. “Bossie”, Harmon, Leland, Richard, Robert and William Rembert.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Reverend J. Elbert Williams, eulogist, and the Rev. Davie Brown, presiding.
The family will receive friends at the home, 205 Woodlawn Avenue, Sumter.
The funeral processional will leave from the home at 12:30 p. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be friends of the family.
Burial will be in the Florence National Cemetery, Florence.