Originally created 09/10/04

Mr. Pierce Portwood (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)



WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.-Services for Pierce B. Portwood, 81, of West Columbia, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. David Day. Burial will follow at Woodridge Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John Zeigler, Oren Edwards, Marvin Norman, Douglas Norman, Leslie Winter and Grover Shuler. Honorary pallbearers will be the Joy Sunday School Class and the Trinity United Methodist Church Men. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, S.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to Trinity UMC Building Fund. Mr. Portwood died Wednesday, September 8, 2004. Born in Johnson County, Ga., he was the son of the late W.A. and Madie I. Belcher Portwood. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. Mr. Portwood was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal for his service in the South Pacific Theatre. He was a member o f Trinity United Methodist Church, Men's Club, and Joy Sunday School Class. Mr. Portwood was also active in the American Legion, Masons, Scottish Rites, Shriners, and the Teamsters. He was retired from Roadway Express. Mr. Portwood and his wife, Mary Kniphfer Portwood, were acquainted from childhood as their families had been friends for three generations. Pierce and Mary were high school sweethearts before he entered the U.S. Army. When he returned from service they were married and enjoyed nearly 57 years of marriage. November 8, 2004 would have marked their 57th wedding anniversary. Surviving, in addition to his wife of West Columbia, are his sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne A. and Kathy Portwood, Jeff Portwood and friend, Faye Corraro, all of West Columbia, S.C., Tony M. and Teresa Portwood of Chapin, S.C.; grandchildren, Chris Portwood, Nichole Portwood, Michael Portwood, Tony Portwood; great grandson, Larry Don Cole; sisters, Jeanette Norman of Martinez, Ga. and Henrietta Wilson of Belvedere, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Portwood was preceded in death by his brother, Quillian T. Portwood. www.thompsonsfuneral.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle September 10, 2004