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Don AltmanJune 17, 1929 ~ June 13, 2017 (age 87)
Mr. Hugh Duron Altman, 87, of Altman Road, Hampton died Tuesday June 13, 2017 at his residence.
The funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, June 16, 2017 at Sandy Run Baptist Church, Sandy Run Road, Hampton. Interment will follow in the Crocketville and Presbyterian Cemetery.
Known by his family and friends as Don, he was born June 17, 1929 in Hampton, and was a son of the late John E. Altman, Sr. and Iva Smith Altman. Don retired from Westinghouse Corp. of Hampton in 1991 after 43 years of service. He served his country in the United States Army and was a Korean War Veteran.
A devout Christian, he was a lifetime member of Sandy Run Baptist Church serving as Sunday School teacher for over 50 years, loyal member of the church choir, and current chairman of the Board of Deacons, a position he held numerous times since 1967. He was a Master Mason of the Crocketville Masonic chapter, and current President of the Crocketville and Presbyterian Cemetery Association. He was also a past member of the Palmetto Electric Trust board, Poll manager for the county election commission and Lifelong Master Chef of Crocketville Chicken BBQ events. Most of all, his loves in life were his church, his family, and farming.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Shirley Mole Altman; their 3 sons and 6 grandchildren, Mark and wife Michelle, (Risden and Reeves) of Hampton, Keith and wife Gina, (Garrett and Miley), of Fairfax, and Byron and wife Christian, (Abigail and Grayson) of Walterboro; his sister, Blanche Winstead of Summerville; brother-in-law Terry Ulmer of Hampton; brothers and sisters- in-law, Wade and Sylvia Freeman of Hampton, and Don and Sara Mole of Orangeburg; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, John E Altman Jr. and James Altman; and his sisters, Eunice Thomas and Vernell Ulmer.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to: Sandy Run Baptist Church, 2100 Sandy Run Road, Hampton, South Carolina 29924; or to: Crocketville and Presbyterian Cemetery Association, Post Office Box 158, Hampton, South Carolina 29924.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 until 7 pm at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, VARNVILLE – HAMPTON CHAPEL, 1074 Yemassee Highway, Varnville, 803.943.5016. Visit the guestbook online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com .