Funeral services for Wyatt Benson Tarrant, 72, of Neeses, SC will be held eleven o’clock a.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Rocky Swamp Southern Methodist Church, Kizer-Brown Road with the Reverend John Hucks and Reverend Dr. John Hucks, Jr. officiating; burial will be in the church cemetery with the Reverend Phillip Proveaux officiating. The family will receive friends from five to eight p.m., on Wednesday, June 13th at Folk Funeral Home, Williston, SC and all other times at the home of his son, 291 Honeydew Road, Neeses, SC. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Ricky Brown, Charles Felder, Robert Felder, Kavie Rutherford, Ronald Dean Gunnells and Robbie Scurry. Memorial contributions may be given in Wyatt’s memory to the Southern Methodist College Retired Ministers Fund, 541 Broughton St., Orangeburg, SC 29115. God blessed Wyatt and his family with many months beyond what the doctors had told them to expect. His faith in God and the love of his family carried him through until Sunday, June 10, 2018. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on the farm where he was born, lived and died that his father, JB inherited from his father, David Linwood Tarrant.
Born in Orangeburg County, he was a son of the late John Benson “JB” Tarrant and Ola Hughes Tarrant and was the widower of Elizabeth Hair Tarrant. He was a member of Rocky Swamp Southern Methodist Church. In 2005, he retired from BellSouth as a telephone technician. He was a US Navy veteran having served his country proudly aboard the USS Benewah. He served his country for 3 years, 9 months and 21 days during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his daughters Teresa (Scotty) Sowell of Barnwell, Jaclyn E. (Brian Bell) Tarrant of the home; son Duane (Angel) Tarrrant of Neeses; grandchildren Brandon (Alison) Cribb, Zachary (Carlee Smith) Tarrant, Aaron (Grace) Sowell, Jeremy (Kaila Jeffcoat) Tarrant, MiKenzie Black of the home, Chandler Tarrant; great grandchildren Arianna “Squealer” Tarrant; sisters Jean T. Toole of Neeses, Nell T. Able of Salley; brother John Edward (Janet) Tarrant of Hopkins; many special nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister Mary D. Stone.
The Family would like to extend a heartfelt gratitude to Wyatt’s sisters Jean and Nell for their love and compassion shown to them during his illness.
Folk Funeral Home
Wednesday June 13th, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
170 Elko St
Williston, SC 29853
Rocky Swamp Southern Methodist Church
Thursday June 14th, 2018
207 Kizer-Brown Road
Springfield, SC 29146
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Wyatt will never have to face the last enemy death, ever again. In the meantime, his acts of faith live on until he stands up alive and whole in the Paradise. Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
Submitted by Heather on Jun 19 2018 09:09:00 AM
Duane and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God bless you all.
Submitted by Paulette Blackwell on Jun 13 2018 10:30:41 AM
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Submitted by gc on Jun 13 2018 08:19:01 AM
Teressa, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Submitted by Sandra Nimmons on Jun 12 2018 07:50:06 PM
Teresa, Scotty and Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers. I know this was a long road for all of you and it breaks your hearts to give him up, but; you can now rejoice that your dad is in the arms of Jesus. No more pain and suffering. We love you. Johnny, Renee, Britt and Sailor
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Jun 12 2018 08:27:35 AM
My heart breaks that he is gone!! He fought the good fight. Thinking of all of you! Sending prayers. Love to everyone
Submitted by Alex Sanders on Jun 11 2018 07:13:26 PM
Duane & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your dad. May God give each of you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Submitted by Jo Crews & Isaiah on Jun 11 2018 07:10:11 PM
Condolences to u & family. He was a great person & will be missed.
Submitted by Cindy Daniels on Jun 11 2018 06:51:48 PM
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