Willard “Punk” Windham

OATES — Willard “Punk” H. Windham, 72, died at his home Friday, May 15, 2020.
A graveside service was held Monday, May 18, at Elim United Methodist Church Cemetery. Anyone wishing to sign the register or view Mr. Windham could do so between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel.
Born in Hartsville on Aug. 10, 1947, he was the son of the late Willard and Eula Tolson Windham Sr.
He was raised by Vance and Claudia Parker and was a lifelong resident of Oates.
Punk served in the S.C. Air National Guard for 12 years, and worked as a farmer.
He was a member of Lamar Masonic Lodge, Darlington County Red Fez, Omar Shrine Temple, York Rite and the Hartsville Moose Lodge.
He was a member of Elim United Methodist Church, where he served on the Administrative Council, the cemetery board and various other committees.
He is survived by his sister, Jennie Lee Kempson of Lamar, brother, Buddy Parker of Columbia, a special friend and caregiver, Pat Atkinson, stepchildren, Chris Talbert and June Talbert.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Windham, a brother, Mack Windham, a stepson, Dicky Talbert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elim UMC Cemetery, 4100 Oates Highway, Lamar, SC 29060 or Elim UMC, c/o Muryl Gardner, 3586 Oates Highway, Lamar SC 29069.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.


Author: Stephan Drew

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