Horace "Pete" Boozer PDF Print E-mail

Horace Lee “Pete” Boozer, Jr. 94, of Newberry, died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born on January 5, 1925 in Newberry, he was a son of the late Horace Lee Boozer, Sr. and Rebecca Harmon Boozer. He graduated from the Bush River High School and served in World War II with the Marine Corps from 1944-1946. Following his active duty he became a Marine Corps Reservist who was called back up for active duty at the very end of the the Korean War. Mr. Boozer worked for 40 plus years with the Newberry Auto Supply Store. He was a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church where he had served as a Deacon and was Elder Emeritus and served for many years on the cemetery committee. Mr. Boozer was a Mason, a member of the American Legion and the Glymphville Hunt Club. He was also a member of the Bush River Young Farmers, the Beef Cattleman Association and a life member of the Angus Association.

Mr. Boozer is survived by his wife of 74 years, Mazie Neel Boozer; a son, Horace Neel (Jackie) Boozer of Newberry; a daughter, Janice Boozer (Robert “Bob”) Bannister of Newberry; grandchildren, Jennifer Thompson, Brandon N. Boozer, Ashley Bannister and Clark (Casey) Bannister; great-grandchildren, Graham Sligh, Gabe Sligh, Palmer Boozer, Reece Boozer and Annabell Bannister. He was predeceased by his siblings, Caroline Boozer Mayer and Thomas Lee Boozer.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Smyrna Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dan Ratchford. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund, 32 Smyrna Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Brandon Boozer, Clark Bannister, Lee Mayer, Guerry Mayer, Scott Mayer and Graham Sligh.

Honorary pallbearers will be the active Deacons and Elders of Smyrna Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to thank the staff of J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home and MSA Hospice for their loving care.



#13 Robert Dorroh 2019-12-25 12:05
Knowing Mr. Pete and his family was a real blessing to me as I grew up. I have many, many fond memories of him. The families have my deepest sympathies for your loss.
#12 Doug Hipp 2019-12-25 10:46
Fond memories of Mr. Pete and Ms. Mazie teaching me the proper way to run a Jeter NAPA store. Both were extremely patience and kind. Mr. Pete was a good man and he trained a number of parts people in the Newberry area. I’m sure when Mr. Pete was greeted in Heaven our Lord said, “Well done my good and faithful servant”!
#11 Shaye Miller 2019-12-19 16:35
Janice and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace during these difficult time.
#10 paul r hutchinson 2019-12-19 14:42
Mr Pete was a fine man who always had a smile and and a very friendly manor.I am very sorry for your loss.
#9 glenda kinard 2019-12-19 12:31
Neel, We are so sorry to hear about your father. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. - Glenda Kinard and Ray Counts
#8 Mollie Graham 2019-12-18 22:16
Dear Mrs Mazie I am so very sorry to hear about Mr Pete. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Take care.Love and Blessings Mollie
#7 Billy & Edith Morris 2019-12-18 21:13
Mrs. Mazie and family
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Pete. Always enjoyed speaking with both of you when we ran Morris Garage
Billy & Edith Morris
#6 Will 2019-12-18 19:12
He was a good man and will be missed by many
#5 Terrie Shealy Mayer 2019-12-18 14:03
Please accept my condolences.
What a wonderful,long life!
Losing our loved one is always difficult to grasp, however, losing one at CHRISTMAS is especially difficult.

May OUR GRACIOUS LORD, whose SON is THE BLESSED SAVIOR of us all, grant you a most beautiful comfort and peace.

My peace I send to your entire family.

With love,
Terrie Shealy Mayer

#4 Cherrie F Longshore 2019-12-18 09:53
So sorry to hear of Mr Pete’s passing. Will keep all of you in my prayers.
#3 JoAnn Sligh 2019-12-17 20:57
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Pete was a very sweet man and will be missed by many.
JoAnn & Richard
#2 Bill Franklin 2019-12-17 17:44
My condolences Lee
#1 Butch & Tricia Price 2019-12-17 16:41
So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with each of you.