Jesse Ham, Jr., 71, husband of 50 years of Hallie Jean O'Shields Ham, of 118 Park St., Union, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Ham was born in Union, May 6, 1936 a son of the late Jesse Ham, Sr. and Anna Martin Ham. He was a 1954 graduate of Union High School and retired from Torrington Co. Mr. Ham was also a retired minister with the Church of Christ and was currently working with the Union County Council on Aging. He was a member of the Union Church of Christ where he served as Deacon and song leader.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Ginger H. Gregory and husband Bobby Dale and Patty H. Gault, all of Union; one brother, Gary Hamm and wife Jerry of Union; five grandchildren, Daniel Robert Gregory, David Cameron Gregory, Adam Colby Gregory, Jessica Deanne Gault and William Samuel Sexton. Mr. Ham was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Ray Ham.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at the Union Church of Christ conducted by Minister Curtis Gilbert, Minister Richard Carlson, Minister Ted Rush and Minister Fred Turner.
Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Steve Hamm, Greg Hamm, Ray Ham, Chris Ham, Barry Ham, and Clarence Sanders.
The staff and clients of the Union County Council on Aging and Men of the Union Church of Christ are all asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
The family respectfully requests that memorials may be made to the Union Church of Christ, 704 N. Duncan By-pass, Union or to the Union County Council on Aging, 237 N. Gadberry St., Union, S.C. 29379.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Ginger and Bobby Dale Gregory, 211 Catherine St., Union, S.C. 29379.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhome.com)