George Herron Schrimpf, 91, resident of 401 Greenville St. husband of Sarah Brown Schrimpf died Tuesday Feb. 7, 2006 at the Hospice House of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC.
Born in Anderson, SC he was a son of the late Fred Robert and Ottie Herron Schrimpf.
Mr. Schrimpf Graduated from Iva High School and attended Erskine College. George retired from sales and was a self employed Tree Farmer. He also worked as a Fireman with the CSX Railroad.He was a former member of the Abbeville Lion's Club.and was a member of Main St. United Methodist Church where he served on a number of boards. He was a former member of the Administartive Boardand a former trustee of Main St. He was a charter member of the Methodist Men's Club of the church and a member of the Men's Bible Class.
Survivors are: His wife Sarah Brown Schrimpf of the home, 1 daughter Tess Nehme and her husband Joe of Anderson, SC, a daughter-in-law Bonnie Schrimpf of Charleston, SC, grandchildren Allen Dial and his wife Carol of Charleston, SC, Alex Dial of Clemson, Jay Schrimpf and his wife Vicky of Walterboro, SC, Amy Martin and husband Evan of Charleston, SC and Major Herron Schrimpf and his wife Caroline of Baltimore, Maryland, 6 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Fredric Schrimpf and a daughter Sarah Schrimpf Dial.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Feb. 9, 2006 at 2:00 PM from Main St. United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Taylor officiating. The burial will follow in Flat Rock Cemetery in Anderson Co. SC.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 7:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening Feb. 8, 2005. The family is at the home 401 Greenville St. Abbeville, SC.
Active pallbearers will be Sid Brown, Tom Howie, Nick Lomax, Pat Butler, Mike Campbell, Jim Young and Jim Greene.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Gilliam, Tommy Hite, Bill McNeill, Bryan Baughman, Paul Davis, Derrell Ferguson, Dr. Bud Gilchrist, Ernest Timms, Wallace Cox and Leman Greene and all members of The Methodist Men's Club of the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Main St. United Methodist Church 300 N.Main St. Abbeville, SC 29620.