Walter R. Hedrick, 82, widower of Joan Welch Hedrick, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born in Cumberland, Maryland, he was a son of the late Lemuel P. Hedrick and the late Josephine Hymes Hedrick. Mr. Hedrick served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Mason and member of the DAV.
Survivors include; two daughters, Carol H. Ardis (Wendell Ardis) of Sumter and Brenda H. Huggins (Marion E. Huggins) of Lynchburg; three grandchildren, Ashley A. Ferguson (Chase M. Ferguson), Brittany H. Lowder (Raleigh Lowder), and Austin C. Huggins; and a great-granddaughter, Laney Ann Lowder.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sonny Hedrick; and a sister, Wilda Hedrick.
Funeral services will be held at 4 P.M. Friday in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Morris officiating.
The family will receive friends the home, 1345 Walcora Dr., Sumter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Promiseland Ministries, 1880 Myrtle Beach Hwy, Sumter, SC 29153.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.