Mr. Pridemore was born in Whitmire, April 24, 1940, a son of the late Ezra Pridemore and Margaret Osborne Pridemore. He was a 1960 graduate of Union High School, attended Spartanburg Technical College and was retired from Cone Mills-Carlisle Finishing Co. Mr. Pridemore was an active member of Hebron Baptist Church for the past 52 years. Having served as a Deacon, usher and Sunday School secretary, he also worked with the church on the building and grounds committee, served on the pulpit committee and the bus committee. He was active in the Brotherhood, Adult Men’s Bible Class and the Jack Moore Bible Study Group. He was a member of the Union Masonic Lodge #75 and worked with Relay For Life-American Cancer Society.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert Glenn Pridemore, Jr and wife Lesley of Union and Todd Elliott Pridemore and wife Dawn of Jonesville; five grandchildren, Brittany, Joshua, Marla, Alex and Cassidy; six sisters, Alma P. Faucette, Rosa Lee Clowney and husband Bill all of Union, Shirley Sturkie and husband Brice, Mildred Williamson all of Lexington, Bonnie Tippey and husband Wayne of Myrtle Beach and Essie Fechter and husband Mel of Sarasota, Fla.; three brothers, Bill Pridemore and wife Irina of Greer, Carl Pridemore and wife Jo Ann of Summerville and Earl Pridemore and wife Betty of Union; a god child, Dawn Thompson and special friends, Levi Longshore of "The Little Country Store," Tiffany Smith, Jamie Ivey Lindsey Maness and Adam Vinson. He was predeceased by a brother, Carson Pridemore.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at Hebron Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Larry Padgett, the Rev. Jerry Ford and the Rev. Guy Langston. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with a special prayer by the Rev. David Williamson, his nephew. Masonic Rites will follow.
Active pallbearers will be Donald "Ducky" Lawson, Larry Evans, Bill Abee, David Dawkins, Dudley Adams and Leonard Green. Members of the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class of Hebron Baptist Church and fellow Masons are asked to sit in a group.
The family will receive friends 6-8 Saturday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 408 N. Duncan By-pass, Suite 6, Union, S.C. 29379 or to Hebron Baptist Church FLC, 143 Hebron Church Road, Union, S.C. 29379.
The family is at the home, 3008 Whitmire Highway, Union, S.C. 29379.
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