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Tommy Ray Coward

January 31, 1949 ~ September 24, 2018 (age 69)

Tommy Ray Coward, 69, husband of the late Mary Burkett Coward, died Monday, September 24, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Lake City Memorial Park, Lake City.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Carolina Funeral Home, Scranton.

Tommy was born on January 31, 1949 in Florence County, son of the late Archie Coward and Margie Gray Coward. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Cades United Methodist Church. Tommy retired after 40 years from Martek Biosciences Corporation.  He enjoyed traveling and riding his motorcycle.

Surviving are his son, Matt Coward of Cades; brother-in-law, Joey Burkett of Cades; brothers, Bill (Dorothy) Tilton and Jack (Modrey) Coward, both of Columbia, and Mendel (Eva) Coward of Sumter; sister, Ann Hyman of Florence; sisters-in-law, Shirley Coward, Evelyn Coward and Thelma Coward; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Tommy was preceded in death by his brothers, Harvey Tilton, Joel Coward, Bob Coward, Harry Coward, Dexter Coward, Wimpy Coward and Larry Coward; sisters, Helen Dennis and Polly Coward.

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