Wyatt B. Tarrant



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.