Cecil Elston Browder Sr.

September 9, 1938 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 81)


Sumter, SC…Cecil Elston Browder Sr., age 81, beloved husband of 58 years, to Marie Hendrix Browder, died on Friday, June 26, 2020, at his residence.


Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late James Wade Browder and Odessa Coker Browder.  Cecil was a strong man of faith and was a long time member of Green Acres Assembly of God.  He loved his career and the experiences he had as a long distant truck driver.  He has logged almost four million miles trucking across this country.  Cecil loved to hunt and fish and was an avid Gamecock Fan, but his true joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.


Cecil is survived by; his wife Marie; one son, Cecil E. Browder Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Sumter; two daughters, Kimberly B. Jackson and her husband Eddie and Paige B. Geddings and her husband Chris, All of Sumter; one sister, Joanne Carrol of Sumter; five grandchildren, Courtney, Kimberly, Lauren, Tyler and Mason and six great grandchildren, Nathan, Addison, Brenleigh, Aiden, Walker and Kinsley.


In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by; one brother, Ed Browder and three sisters, Ethel Browder, Nell Yates and Dorothy Chaffins.


A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Bowman and Rev. H. Albert Sims officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.


The family will receive friends on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm  at Bullock Funeral Home.


You may view the service via live stream at and clicking on the obituary of Cecil E. Browder Sr.


Pallbeares will be Danny Burkett, Ozzie Davis, J.B. Hodge, Jackie Leviner, Robbie Leviner, Grayson Moore, Bubba Preast and Tony Preast.


Honorary Pallbearer will be Nathan Bramlett.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, TN  38105-2479.


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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.


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June 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Service
June 30, 2020

11:00 AM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Interment following funeral service
June 30, 2020

Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
802 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

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