Wilford Moates PDF Print E-mail

Wiss Wilford Moates, 86, of Pomaria, widower of Alberta Wicker Moates, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at his residence.

Born on March 18, 1934, in Newberry County, he was the son of Thomas Walter and Sara Alice Franklin Moates. He served in the South Carolina National Guard and was retired from the Mid Carolina Country Club where he served as the first grounds superintendent. Mr. Moates was also a farmer. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he had served on the Church Council and had been a former Luther League Advisor.

Mr. Moates is survived by daughters, Phyllis (Henry) Jackson and Connie (Keith) Pearson both of Pomaria; grandchildren, Jesse (Haley) Pearson, Shanna (Andy) Gallman and Brandi (Josh) Corley and great-grandchildren, Taryn Gallman, Brooks Gallman, Katelyn Pearson, Tyler Pearson, Jacob Brown, Havan Brown, Noah Moates, Alleigh Corley and Ember Corley. He was predeceased by a sister, Delene Cannon.

Due to COVID 19 a private family graveside will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, January 21, 2021, at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, by the Rev. Brent Nichols. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 2496 SC Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126. Friends may sign the register book and view Mr. Moates Thursday between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.






#30 Marty Strauss 2021-01-29 09:48
I too am very sorry to learn that Mr. Wilford has passed. My sympathy and prayers for the family during this difficult time knowing that many were blessed by him during his lifetime. Many of the comments attest to his character and positive impact on others.
#29 Christine Bowers 2021-01-22 13:21
Phyllis & Connie, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Wilford's passing. Take care.
#28 Sandra Long 2021-01-21 19:59
Connie and Phyllis. Our prayers and sympathy are with you. May the Lord watch over you all. Sandra Long
#27 terry bowers 2021-01-21 15:33
I am so sorry to hear about Mr.Willford,he gave me my first real job at the club,taught me everything he knew and more,convinced me to go to tech school for horticulture,he was a real friend,the Moates family would give a friend the shirt off their back,he was there for me when my mom passed away,he was like a pop to me,not long ago,I helped build him a shed for his tractors,I will miss him,and keep the family in our prayers always,Terry Bowers and Family,May God be with the family
#26 Bill &Vicki Riddle 2021-01-21 14:09
Connie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will have all of yall in our hearts and prayers.
#25 Karen Senn 2021-01-21 13:39
Connie, Phyllis and family, I’m so sorry for the pain you’re going through. You took such good care of your dad, especially after your mom died. He is at peace now with your mom. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Love Karen Senn
#24 Jenny Braswell 2021-01-21 12:56
Phyllis, Connie, & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Dad! I used to see him a lot at Epting Automotive, when he worked at Mid-carolina Club. I considered him a good friend of mine. May you find comfort in the Lord's promise of His Saving Grace and Eternal Life. Jenny Braswell
#23 Donna Fulmer 2021-01-21 12:10
So sorry for the loss of your Dad! You'll took such great care of him. He was very blessed!
#22 Cathy Shealy 2021-01-21 10:11
Sending love and prayers for all of your sweet family ! May the grace of our Lord give you peace, strength, and comfort in the days ahead .
Cathy and Frankie Shealy
#21 Wendy Smith Shealy 2021-01-21 08:49
Dear Connie and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Sending prayers to you and all your family.
Wendy and Johnny
#20 Tammy Rowe 2021-01-21 08:14
Connie and Family,
Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort. Linda and Tammy Rowe
#19 Dana and Dianne 2021-01-21 07:08
So very sorry to hear Wilfred passed. He was a special person, friend and co-worker. Working with him for ten years at Mid-Carolina Club was one of the best working relationships of my Pro career. Dianne and I extend our thoughts and prayers to his family, and hope the memories of days goes by will get you through the hard days ahead. Much love to all.
#18 Wayne Shealy 2021-01-21 04:26
Connie and Phyllis; So sorry to hear Wilford passing. He always took time to talk to me. A good man that will be missed!
#17 JoAnn Sligh 2021-01-21 00:29
Connie & Phyllis
So sorry
#16 Risa Cromer 2021-01-20 23:15
Mrs. Connie and family,
What a blessing that your loved one is suffering no more and gone to his eternal home to join his wonderful wife. She had to rejoice when he joined her. What a reunion that must’ve been! My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray for comfort and strength for the family. Be blessed in the coming days.
#15 Pam DeHart 2021-01-20 21:59
I cant even express my sorrow at your loss. Love each of you dear friends and neighbors. My prayers are with you thru this difficult time.
#14 Diane Madray Metts 2021-01-20 20:02
Phyllis, Connie and family,
Steve & I are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We have held each of you in our prayers these last few months. Cherish your memories, embrace the wonderful legacy he has left all of you, especially his grandchildren & great grandchildren. Find comfort in knowing that he is home now, with your mom and what a wonderful reunion. Our continued prayers, love and thoughts are with all of you.
Steve & Diane Madray Metts
#13 Cindy Fulmer Hall 2021-01-20 19:49
Phyllis, Connie and families, Praying for all of you during this time. Bet your Mom and Dad are having a heck of a reunion in heaven. God bless each of you with peace and comfort.
#12 Rose & Chuck Meadows 2021-01-20 17:51
Phyllis,Connie, Henry,Keith,Sha nnon,Jesse,Bran dy and family, we are so sorry to hear about Mr.Wilford. Love to hear his stories and his rabbit hunting. I know you are going to miss him so much but know he is with your mother. Sending prayers and pray for the days ahead for your family.
#11 David & Lynn Riber 2021-01-20 17:21
Dear Connie, Phyllis & Family,
We were saddened to hear about the loss of your father. We feel like we knew him from the wonderful pictures you’ve posted. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#10 Dana & Donna Werts 2021-01-20 16:17
Sorry for your loss. May God's peace be with you during this time.
#9 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2021-01-20 16:15
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Wilford. Such a kind and gentle person. May our Lord console his family and give them peace during this time of loss. Much Love, Debra & Derrill
#8 Kathie & Guy Rister 2021-01-20 16:15
Phyllis, Connie, and families,
So sorry for your dad’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort for the days ahead.
#7 lucy jackson 2021-01-20 15:52
Phyllis and Connie and families so sorry to hear of
Wilford's death--He was a special part of our family and he will be missed. sending prayers for comfort now and in the days going forward. i think about all the memories of him and my late husband rogers hunting adventures. i know he is rejoicing with Mrs. Alberta and everyone that has gone before him. love to you all
#6 Deb & Don Dennis 2021-01-20 15:33
Phyllis, Connie & family, we were so sorry to hear about Wilford. Keeping you & the family in our thoughts and prayers .
#5 Tommy Herndon 2021-01-20 14:20
Connie and Phyllis,
So sorry too hear of mr Wilfords passing. I never passed by him that he didn't throw up his hand or speak. God Bless
#4 Denise Slice Porter 2021-01-20 12:36
Phyllis and Connie so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. He always made me laugh every time I saw him great sense of humor just like Aunt Alice. He is now home with Alberta and his mom and the rest of the family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Denise
#3 Vincent Cromer 2021-01-20 10:44
What a wonderful man he was and his wife was a wonderful lady. Heaven just got better with him there. God bless you Connie and family
#2 Cathy and Edgar 2021-01-20 08:53
Connie and Phillis, we are praying for ya'll and your families. May God bring you all his strength and grace through this very difficult time. Love you all.
#1 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-01-20 05:49
I am terrifically sorry for the passing of Mr. Wilford. He was a special person to me, as has been your entire family. As a fellow employee at MC Club, he took me under his wings and showed me so much. He was a hardworking man but did it with so much humor that it was not work. In later years he was my supporter and my friend. We shall miss him but he is having one beautiful reunion in Heaven with Mrs. Alberta. Although he has left this Earthly bound, may the memories of a wonderful life fill the gap left by his departure. You guys took good care of this man. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia