Howard Mooneyham, 91, of Elgin passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021. Howard was born on June 13, 1929 to James Arthur and Elsie Harman Mooneyham in Columbia, South Carolina. Howard is predeceased by his wife of sixty-four years, Jill Price Mooneyham, brother James Ray Mooneyham, and his sister Mary Mooneyham Dixon. He is survived by three children, Cathy Drees (husband Bill), Garry (wife Wendy), and Hal. Also surviving are his four grandchildren, Jill Hinely (husband Kenny), Lauren Carnes, Katie Drees, and Gregory Mooneyham (wife Taylor).
Hard work and duty defined Howard’s life. He began his career at DuPont, where he worked for forty-two years. In 1950 Howard was called to serve his country in the Korean War, where he served as a front-line soldier. After his military service, he resumed his career and began attending Riverside Baptist Church. It was here that he met Jill, who became the love of his life and then his wife in 1955. During his career Howard also performed duties for the churches he attended as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. In 1992 Howard retired to enjoy his well-earned retirement. He spent these years with his greatest comforts: music, reading, good meals, and his loving wife.
Out of concern for safety, burial rites will be limited to a graveside service at 3:30 on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Rd, Columbia, South Carolina.To view the online service please visit http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/960365272
The family would desire donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.
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