Saturday, March 8, 2014
Randolph Kirkland Jr.
Randolph Withers Kirkland Jr. of Camden, S.C., died on March 7, 2014.
He was born in Camden on Sept. 1, 1920, son of Randolph Withers Kirkland and Louise Richardson Kirkland.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Walker Kirkland; daughters, Mary Richardson Kirkland of Seattle, Wash., Lucinda Walker Kirkland of Camden, and Fredericka Kirkland Arthur of San Diego, Calif. He was predeceased by a son, Randolph Withers Kirkland III; brothers, Joseph Lane Kirkland and Thomas Jefferson Kirkland; and sisters, Mary Kirkland Reynolds and Katherine Kirkland Crockett.
Mr. Kirkland graduated from Clemson College in 1941 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and then entered the General Electric Co. Test Program in Lynn, Mass. until called up for active duty in the U.S. Army Infantry.
He served in the South Pacific ending as Captain and Operations Officer 3rd Battalion 511TH Parachute Infantry.
His awards included the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Unit Citation and Combat Infantry Badge.
Upon release from active duty in 1946, Mr. Kirkland returned to General Electric Co. in Schenectady, N.Y.
He participated in the rebuilding of the steel industries in Italy and France under the Marshall Plan.
The remainder of his career with GE was devoted to Metal Rolling Systems design and project management in the U.K., Europe, the Americas and the Far Eat.
He also served on the planning commissions of Schenectady and Georgetown.
Mr. Kirkland retired from GE as manager of support engineering in the Industrial Control Department in Mebane, N.C., retired to Pawleys Island, Charleston and Hagood before settling at last in Camden.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Hagood, S.C.
Burial will held at a later date in the family plot in Quaker Cemetery in Camden. Memorials may be made of the Church of the Ascension, P.O. Box 129, Rembert, SC 29128.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Kirkland family by visiting www.kornegay.com.
Robert C. Wishart, age 85, of Murrells Inlet and Western Massachusetts, passed away on March 4, 2014.
He was the adored and adoring husband of Jane McSweeney Wishart for 48 wonderful years; beloved and devoted father of Martha M. Wishart of Framingham, Mass., Hannah H. Acton of Waxhaw, N.C., and Sara C. Wishart of Stuart, Fla.; and grandfather of Aidan Marlowe Wishart O’Connell of Framingham, Mass.
Born in Greenfield, Mass. on Jan. 1, 1929, Bob was a proud first generation Scots-American.
He earned a B.A. in Communications from Boston University.
Mr. Wishart was a U.S. Army veteran, who served in the Korean War in Special Services as Director of Radio Gypsy, an Armed Forces radio station near the DMZ.
During his career, Bob was managing director at the B.J. Kendall Company in Griswoldville, Mass., a freelance writer, a volunteer firefighter for the town of Conway, and was an active member of “The Stockade Players,” a theater company in Deerfield.
Mr. Wishart then became a corporate writer/producer/director for Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company in Springfield, and received several prestigious awards for his corporate video productions.
He moved from Massachusetts to Georgetown in 1992, where he then worked at historic Hampton Plantation, and at the Kaminski House Museum.
Mr. Wishart also leaves two sisters, Catherine Jane Swallow of Fairfax, Va. and Heather Martin, of Madison, Conn.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Martha Ann and John Conant, of Conway, Mass,; and many nieces and nephews.
His charm, wit, gentleness, and humor will be missed, but long-remembered by his friends and family.
His wife and daughters are thankful for the boundless love he showed them, and for all the happy years they had with him.
A Southern remembrance gathering will be held at the Woodlake Village Club House at 155 Woodlake Drive, Murrells Inlet on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Friends are welcome to come and celebrate Bob.
The family also plans to hold a gathering in New England at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory can be made to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.