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Sumter Bradshaw Browder Jr.

March 20, 1933 — December 29, 2015

Sumter B. Browder, Jr, “Capt. Jimmy” was born March 20, 1933 in Lake City, S.C. His parents were Sumter B. Browder, Sr. and Vera Brown Browder. He joined his wife Barbara in heaven December 29, 2015, in Summerville, S.C. of complications related to cancer. He was 82 years old. Captain Jimmy attended Murray Vocational School and Clemson University. In 1951 he married Barbara Ann Sutphin. They were married 45 years. He always said that she was the love of his life and would wait to be with her again in heaven. He remained loyal to her for the rest of his life always honoring her and their marriage. Jimmy and Barbara built a beautiful home in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC., and had 4 children, all of whom survive him: Debra B. White (Married to Gary White), Mary Christine Crosby (Married to Ricky Crosby), Eric S. Browder (Married to Marnie), and Stacia A. Browder-Brown (Married to Ty Brown). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He and his brother co-owned and operated National Exterminating Co. in Charleston, S.C. He was Past Commander of the United States Power Squadrons, a Mason, a member of The Scottish Rite and a Shriner He loved fishing, boating, scuba diving, wood working, camping, traveling around the country visiting National Parks and other beautiful, natural places, and telling stories. His legacy will live on in the lives of his children, who share many of his interests. Captain Jimmy and Eric loved “fiddling around” and fishing together and Eric is now a boat captain. His love of fishing led his nephew, Brad, to become a professional fishing guide. He also loved attending art shows with his daughter, Christie Crosby, who is an award winning Low Country artist. He passed his love of fishing, boating, camping and the out of doors to his daughter Stacia, who co-owns Sweet Magnolia Landscape Management with her husband Ty. He is pre-deceased by his wife, his parents, his 2 sisters Doris Elizabeth Browder and Peggy Jean Browder, and his brother and business partner, James B. Browder, Sr. He and Barbara enjoyed several years as members of the Charleston Yacht Club. After Barbara passed away he moved onto his boat to live. He enjoyed many years living in various marinas around Charleston and the surrounding low country, making friends with other boat people. He spent the last 10 years of his life living with his daughter, Stacia Browder-Brown, and her husband Ty Brown, in the Charleston home he and Barbara built. He, Stacia, and Ty had many good times together and got through life’s ups and downs as a team. In his last years, he enjoyed feeding peanut butter to the family rescue dogs Blue, Charlie, and Jasmine. Every night, he would give Charlie (Captain Jimmy nicknamed him “High Tail) a “train ride” on his rollator walker at bedtime as part of his bedtime routine. He was easily recognizable with his trimmed white beard, traditional black wool, Greek styled fishing hat, and in cool weather, his fleece jacket. He loved his children and was very proud of each of their accomplishments. He and his stories will live on in the hearts and memories of everyone who knew him. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, with a funeral service to follow at 1:00pm, at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley Chapel. Burial will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalsiter-smith.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, 843-722-8371.

Visitation:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Service:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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