Robert Leon Kaiser, Jr., 75, of West Columbia, SC passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022.
Born on May 18, 1947, he was the oldest son of the late Robert Leon Kaiser, Sr. and the late Ida Phipps Kaiser. Robert, known as Buddy to family and friends, was raised in the Calhoun County community of Sandy Run. He was a 1967 graduate of Saint Matthew's High School and a lifelong member of Sandy Run Lutheran Church. Buddy was a carpenter and worked for numerous construction companies in the Columbia area.
Robert is survived by his four children, Joey Mullinax (Benji) of Inman, SC; Russell Kaiser of Columbia, SC; Melissa Buehler (Jeff) of Conway, SC; Ivey Lynn Kaiser (Josh) of Dale, Texas and five grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Henry Kaiser of Sandy Run, SC; sisters, Doris Herlong (Henry) of Sandy Run, SC and Mary Williams (Mike) of West Columbia, SC; and a brother-in-law, Charles Jackson of Lexington, SC, husband of the late Luvenia Jackson (sister) and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and sister, he was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kaiser and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Phipps.
Visitation and Graveside services will be held on December 16, at 10am and 11am respectively, at the Sandy Run Lutheran Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sandy Run Lutheran Church, 1927 Old State Road, Swansea, SC 29160.