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Howard Gene Venters

Howard Gene Venters
  • January 18, 1932 - March 10, 2021
  • North Charleston, South Carolina

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“Sgt. Venters familyI worked for Sgt. Venters here at Charleston in 1967,68,69. I was a brand new aircraft mechanic and he was one of my supervisors....Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: jim vansant - Charleston, SC

“Dear Ellen,Butch and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Gene's passing. We will be thinking of all of you.Fondly,Betsy Platt...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Betsy Waters - Charleston, SC

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace during this hard time. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kelly Rosenbalm - Statesville, NC

“Ellen so sorry for your loss. So glad you two found each other and had all of those years of happiness. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jennifer Mims - Charleston, SC

“Ellen, I am so sorry to hear about Gene. Know that you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m happy that I had the opportunity...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Sherill Griffith - Bowman, SC


Howard Gene Venters, 89, of North Charleston, South Carolina, loving husband of Ellen Inabinette Venters, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, surrounded by his family. His Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 14, 2021 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway. Interment will follow in the Carolina Memorial Park, with Air Force Honors. The family will receive friends on Sunday, one hour prior to the service. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

Gene was born January 18, 1932 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, the son of the late Calvin Lee Venters and Queenie Cox Venters. He was a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and the previous owner of Venters Auto Sales and Oakbrook Marine.

Besides his wife Ellen, of 18 years, Gene is survived by his son, Jerry E. (Christa) Venters; his granddaughters, Melissa (Stephen) McCants and Jessica (Anthony) Ferro; his great-grandsons, Benjamin and Samuel McCants, Luigi, and Lennon Ferro; his stepchildren, Allen Shawn (Christina) McGuire and Cammie McDonald (Ricky Johnson); his step-grandchildren, Peyton, Nautica, Townsend, Mary, Ally and Shawn. He was the youngest of thirteen children and is survived by two sisters, Mary Tetterton and Barbara L. Venters.

He was predeceased by Wilma Ilene Venters, his wife of 42 years.