Douglas  Brunson

Obituary of Douglas C. Brunson

Douglas Claude Brunson, 91, widower of Barbara Simmons Brunson, died Friday, December 24, 2021, at National Healthcare Center of Sumter. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Hubert Melton Brunson and Lilla Mae Newman Brunson. Mr. Brunson was a member of Lewis Chapel United Methodist Church and the VFW. He received a football scholarship to the University of South Carolina and also played in the first North-South football game in 1948 for Army. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict as a Ski Trooper where he skied off Mt. Fuji. He was a retired salesman of Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company with 19 years of service. He also retired as former owner and operator of Brunson Nursery with his wife Barbara which they started in 1962. Doug never met a stranger. He loved to talk and visit with people. He had a heart of gold and he loved his children. The family would like to express their appreciation to National Healthcare and McLeod Hospice for their love and care for Doug. Surviving are a son, Jon Brunson of Alcolu; two daughters, Paula Brunson Bishop (Ben) of Sumter and Kathryn Easton of Saluda, NC; five grandsons, Capers and Douglas Stoudenmire, Brandon Brunson, Kent and Joel Easton, one granddaughter, Ashley Brunson; and great-granddaughters, Kelsey Easton, Annie and Liza Stoudenmire. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertie Lee Squires and Vivian Daniels. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday at Lewis Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Champ Squires officiating. Burial will be in the Brunson Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made to Brunson Cemetery Maintenance Fund in care of Patsy Watt, 200 McInnis Store Road, Sumter, SC 29153. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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