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Sumter, SC…John Calder Mikell Jr., age 74, beloved husband of Sarah Dunlap Mikell, died on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Prisma Health Tuomey.
Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late John Calder Mikell Sr. and Corrie Napier Mikell. A retired farmer, Johnny graduated from N.C. State Agricultural College and Francis Marion University. He served in the US Army and received both a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service in the Vietnam war. He enjoyed a long career as a farmer in the Stateburg community and as a volunteer at The Shriners Hospital in Greenville. Johnny was a member of the Church of the Holy Cross where he served for many years on the vestry and cemetery committee. He will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving in Addition to his wife, Sarah, is a son, J. Gordon Mikell and his wife Hannah of Stateburg; a daughter, Frances Mikell Fischer and her husband Matt of Powdersville, SC; a sister, Betty Mikell Harvey and her husband Greg of Leesville, SC and five grandchildren, Adeline, Charlie, Maddox, Watts and Hannah Kate.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the Church of the Holy Cross with Father Michael E. Ridgill officiating.
A reception will follow the service in the church parish hall.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 2:00-4:00 pm at the farm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Shriners Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277 or The Church of the Holy Cross, 335 N. Kings Hwy., Sumter, SC 29154.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.