Visitation Following the Graveside Service
Lie in Repose
Obituary of Robert Leroy Browder, Sr.,
Robert Leroy Browder, Sr., 83, of West Columbia, husband of Joyce Poole Browder, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born on April 15, 1935 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Everett M. Browder, Sr. and Beatrice Brazzell Browder. He was a member of Holland Avenue Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, he is survived by a son, Robert "Robbie" L Browder, Jr.; daughter, Michelle Swancey (Gary); brother, Everett M. Browder, Jr.; 2 sisters, Francis Cooper and Connie Corley; 5 grandchildren, Nikki Dixon (Chas), Ashley Garrick (Bruce), Robert "Trey" L. Browder, III (Brittany), Coty Swancey and Lana Swancey; 5 great grandchildren, Robert "Trevor" L. Browder, IV, Ella Garrick, Adele Dixon, Ember Smith and Mady Dixon.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 2 sisters, Virginia Marian and Helen Lorick.
A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019 with entombment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends following the service in the mausoleum. Family and friends may be able to view Mr. Browder from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of his granddaughter to Canavan Research, PO Box 5823, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089 or online at https://www.canavanresearch.org/donate.html