C.W. “Buster” Mulkey, 79, resident of 108 Parkwood Ct., husband of Sue Stephenson Mulkey, died June 19, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born in Orlando, FL, July 1, 1932, he was a son of the late William A. and Mittie Lampp Mulkey. Mr. Mulkey was a 1958 graduate of Clemson University and retired as a chemical engineer with Albermarle/Ethyl Corp in Orangeburg.
A former member of First Presbyterian Church in Orangeburg, he was also a past president of the Kiwanis Club and the United Way, both of Orangeburg.
A current member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, he was also a teacher and member of the Sojouners and the John Knox Sunday School Classes. Mr. Mulkey felt his highest honor was serving as an Elder of the Church. He also served as a Good News Volunteer (Inaugural Program) at Lakeview Elementary School. Mr. Mulkey previously served on the Clemson University Board of Visitors, a member of the President’s Club and an IPTAY representative. He served as Class of 1958 Alumni President and the class representative for The Scroll of Honor Memorial.
Mr. Mulkey was a devoted husband, father, Christian and devoted Clemson fan.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are three children, Mark Mulkey and wife, Sharon and Lisa Sanders and husband Robbie, all of Greenwood and David F. Mulkey of Greenville; a brother, Robert J. Mulkey (formerly of Greenwood) and wife Louise of Panhandle, TX; five grandchildren, John, Elizabeth, Matthew Mulkey all of Greenwood, Robinson and Weston Sanders of Greenwood.
Memorial services are to be held at 2:00 Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood with Dr. David Mayo, Dr. John Bacot and Dr. Ryan Eklund officiating.
A private family burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.
Honorary escort will be Dr. Spencer Dixon, Dr. Henry Frierson, Dr. Erwin Abel, John B. Knobeloch, Wellington M. Manning, Dr. Thomas M. Pritchard, Steve O. White, Henry Reynolds, Robert M. Erwin, Jr. and William Ronald Allison.
The family is at the home in Gatewood and will receive friends immediately following the memorial service in Alexander Hall of First Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 426, Greenwood, SC 29648, First Presbyterian Church, 650 Summers Ave., Orangeburg, SC 29115 or IPTAY Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1529, Clemson, SC 29633.
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Blyth Funeral Home is assisting the Mulkey family.