Gray Mortuary, Inc.: Obituaries

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Dick Poston
(September 8, 1941 - January 14, 2012)

ANDERSON, SC – Samuel Lawton “Dick” Poston, 70, husband of JoAn Hair Poston, died Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Carlisle Nursing Center in Due West, SC. Born in Pamplico, SC, he was a son of the late Fenseth and Mildred Bennett Poston. After relocating to Barnwell in 1960, he was a DJ, “Dick Wilson,” for WBAW Radio. He accepted a position with TDS where he was general manager until his retirement. Mr. Poston was a member of Barnwell School District 45, having served 17 years, 12 as chairman. He was active in the Barnwell United Methodist Church where he was a youth leader for seventeen years and served in various other capacities. He was a member of the Barnwell Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Lions Club and Jaycees. He was a Rotarian who was named a Paul Harris Fellow, the organization’s highest award. In addition, he volunteered for senior citizens group, Generations Unlimited, who named him Man of the Year, and was active in the Secret Santa program of Barnwell. He was proud to be the first coach of his two daughters. He relocated to Anderson in 2003 where he became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Williamston. In addition to his wife, JoAn Hair Poston of the home, he is survived by daughters, Sherri Poston Clouse (Jeff), of Anderson, and Terri Poston Cortez (Chuck), of Pelzer; sisters-in-law, Patsy Hair Bates and Becky Hair Mise (Bobby), both of Barnwell; and grandchildren, Margaret Elizabeth Mathis, Katie Anne and Matthew Alan Clouse, Megan Elizabeth and Rebekah Lawton Cortez. Mr. Poston was predeceased by a brother, Michael Poston; and sister, Lynn Poston Parrot. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2012, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2012, at Calvary Baptist Church in Williamston with entombment following at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Anderson. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 10 Academy Street, Williamston, SC 29697, Barnwell United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 126, Barnwell, SC 29812 or to Carlisle Center at Covenant Way, P. O. Box 307, Due West, SC 29639. Condolences: www.graymortuary.com