George Kenneth Fluharty

November 5, 1949 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 70)


Sumter, SC…George Kenneth Fluharty, age 70, beloved husband of 19 years to Cheryl Barfield Fluharty, died on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at his residence.

Born in Quantico, VA, he was a son of the late Harry Fluharty and Dorothy Parks Fluharty.  George received his Bachelor’s degree from Baltimore University.  He was a member of the Kappa Omega fraternity and was named brother of the year 1970-1971.   George moved to Sumter in 1980 and started his own business, Equity Home Improvements.  He loved the outdoors, especially working in his yard.  He also enjoyed cooking, entertaining and traveling.  He was known to always be happy and positive; George lived life to the fullest. His true joy in life was spending time with his family.  He will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfrather, brother, uncle and friend.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl; two step sons, Jonathon D. Gambrell (Cicily) of Sumter and Taylor W. Bailey of Sumter; one step daughter, Kayla Scott (Chris) of Sumter; one brother, Bill Fluharty (Barbara) of Hilton Head Island; three sisters, Helen Ray (Carlton) of Sebring, FL, JoAnn Rayne (Denny) of Berlin, Maryland and Sandy Crouch of Easton, Maryland and two grandchildren, Stella Gambrell and Liam Bailey.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to MSA Home Health and Hospice, 2560 Tahoe Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

The family would like to express a special thank you to all the staff of MSA Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of George during his illness.

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
February 9, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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