Milton Shealy Funeral Home

Milton Shealy Funeral Home is located in Batesburg-Leesville, SC. The family and staff will guide you through the funeral planning process. We will share his life, which included serving in the S.C. Army National Guard, fishing and deer hunting, and being a member of the Batesburg town council. Milton Shealy was a Christian. Those who knew him will be proud of his faith, and we are sure that he would have approved of our choice.

Milton Shealy was a member of Providence Baptist Church

Milton Free, 83, of Norwood, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was born on July 10, 1934. Milton was the son of John and Mary Lou King Free. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Korean Conflict and retired after serving for 20 years. Milton enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and served as an Honorary Deacon.

Mrs. Shealy Dennis, 83, died of cancer on July 2, 2006, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Herman W. Dennis. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and Smyrna Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her daughter Ann DeHart of Newberry and nine grandchildren. Shealy also has two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the funeral home in Newberry, SC, on Thursday, April 5, 2019. Rev. Caldwell Day will officiate. Active pallbearers will include Danny Dickert, Ronnie Dickert, and Dale Shealy. Honorary pallbearers will be Robin Duncan, Polly Davis, and Bill Shull. Family and friends are invited to attend.

He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting

The outdoor activities he enjoyed most were fishing and deer hunting. He had started deer hunting when he was about 10. Today, he continues to build his adult-onset hunting skills, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys cooking and writing. He loves exploring Vermont with his dog Pepper. He also enjoys birding and fishing. He is the proud owner of three dogs, including his favorite, Jack.

He served in the S.C. Army National Guard

Chapman R. Cassidy Jr., 65, died on July 17, 2011. He was born October 6, 1936, in Camden. He served in the S.C. Army National Guard for 32 years. He was commissioned in 1962 from Palmetto Military Academy’s class thirteen. During his career, he served as a Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Senior TAC Officer, Mobilization Division Chief, and Executive Officer of the 251st Rear Area Operations Center. Afterward, he retired from the S.C. Army National Guard in 1991 with the rank of Colonel and was promoted to Brigadier General.

After retiring from the military, COL Cassidy was honored with the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian award. Among his many honors, he served during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. He was one of ten National Guardsmen who received this honor from Governor Carroll Campbell. He will be remembered with the utmost respect. The funeral home in Columbia is honored to serve the family of COL Cassidy.

Judge, who served for 21 years in the S.C. Army National Guard, was proud to serve his country. In addition to his role as a Fire Direction Sergeant, Judge served as a Combat Engineer Squad Leader and Forward Support in the 178th Field Artillery. His career also included assignments in the Alpha Battery and Charlie Battery of the 1st Battalion of the South Carolina Army National Guard.

Besides his military career, COL Cassidy was a dedicated member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. He was active in the church and held various positions, including Administrative Board Member, Staff/Parish Relations Committee, and Men’s Basketball Coach. He was an active member of Unity Lodge No. 55 in Walterboro. He also served as its Past Worship Master. “We are proud to serve the community that served us,” said COL Cassidy.

He was a member of the Batesburg Town Council

Milton Shealy was born and raised in Batesburg, SC, and was an active member of the Providence Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and coach of both basketball and softball. He was a member of the Batesburg Fire Department and the S.C. Army National Guard. Known by his fellow servicemen as “Boss Hog,” he was an avid golfer and was active with many organizations and golf tournaments.

In addition to being a member of the Batesburg Town Hall, Milton Shealy was active in community affairs and the local fire department. His service will be greatly missed. His family will host a memorial service at the Milton Shealy Funeral Home on March 19. After the memorial service, a celebration of life will be held at the Old Samaria Baptist Church, 9457 Old Two Notch Road.

He was cremated at Milton Shealy’s request

Mr. Shealy, who was born in Batesburg, SC, was a member of Providence Baptist Church and served as a past deacon. He was active in the church league, and helped coach both softball and basketball. He served for 28 years in the S.C. Army National Guard, and was affectionately known as “Boss Hog” by his fellow soldiers. He loved golf and was a member of the Shriners. He was a member of the local Shriners and golf tournaments.

There will be a memorial service for Mr. Shealy at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the Milton Shealy Funeral Home Chapel in Batesburg, SC. A viewing and visitation will precede the service, and the family requests casual clothing and footwear. Memorial donations may be made to a charity or to Milton Shealy’s favorite cause. The family appreciates all donations to the American Lung Association and the Retired NCO Club.

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