Family Login:

Charles Letcher McElveen, Jr.

Charles Letcher McElveen, Jr.
  • September 6, 1932 - October 28, 2018
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Pause Best of Times by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
Share This Obituary
Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Charles by adding your memories and photos.

Resources

Send Flowers
 Local Florists


Memories & Candles

“Sorry to hear of Mr. Charlie's passing. He is one of my all time favorites. He gave me a ride to middle school everyday in that old car and I was...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Joye Hanna Avant - Georgetown, SC

“I love you Poppy...Thank you for being my Daddy and choosing my Moma and giving me two Most Awesome loving and kind hearted Sissys-Brenda ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“I thought a lot of Mr. Charlie, and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Cynhia Rogers Tanner - SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Charlie's passing. Will certainly remember the family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kenneth Lee - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Your husband was my first boss at C&S National Bank in 19663. I had just turnedv 18, was right out of high school and was scared to death. Charlie...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Janice Moore - Mt. Pleasant, SC


Charles Letcher McElveen, Jr., 86, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Betty White McElveen died Sunday, October 28, 2018.

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, November 2, 2018 in the Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends Friday, November 2, 2018 in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT at 1:00 PM. A reception will be held after the service at the Sexton residence, 661 Palisades Dr. Mount Pleasant.

Charles "Buddy" was born September 6, 1932 in Kingstree, South Carolina, son of the late Charles Letcher McElveen, Sr. and Eva Robinson McElveen. He was a gifted pianist at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Buddy was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended Davidson College. He then volunteered for the Army during the Korean War and served at the Pentagon from 1953-1955. After completion of his military service, he attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned a bachelor's degree. Buddy operated McElveen Grocery in Kingstree, worked at C&S Bank in Charleston, as junior officer and manager. He was then employed at Berlin's Men's Store. Later he earned a Master of Education degree from Francis Marion College, and worked as a special education teacher in the Williamsburg and Georgetown County school districts from 1969-1998.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty; his son, Micky Watts (Deanie) of Georgetown, SC; three daughters, Brenda McElveen of Charleston, SC; Eva-Marie Thibodeaux (John Finafrock) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and Pamela McElveen Sexton (Tom) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; two granddaughters, Mary Ashley Skipper (Davis) of Murrells Inlet, SC, and Brittany Nell Ellis (Brandon) of Pawleys Island, SC; two grandsons, Thomas Edison Sexton, III of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Charles Murray Sexton of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his great-granddaughter, Olivia Caroline Ellis of Pawleys Island, SC, and a great-granddaughter on the way; and his brother, William "Billy" Edward McElveen (Peg) of Auburn, AL.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.