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William Augustus Constine

January 15, 1939 — October 7, 2021

William "Billy" Augustus Constine III, 82, of Adams Run, SC, and a lifelong Charleston resident, entered into internal rest on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Billy was born on January 15, 1939 in Charleston, SC. He was the son of the late William Augustus "Gus" Constine, Jr. and the late Margaret Frances Clair Constine.

Billy attended Sacred Heart and Bishop England High School. He played and loved football all his life. He was an avid sportsman, hunter and loved being on the water in his profession and his personal time. Billy was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He earned the National Defense Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal while serving overseas. Billy was proud to be an International Longshoreman at Local 1771 for over 40 years when he retired.

He lived life with a fierce sense of independence, self-confidence and a caring and giving love for his family and many friends. His kindness, generosity, and smile will always be remembered. He enjoyed the many friendships that he gained as a member of the ILA Local 1771, American Legion Post 147, and Charleston Rifle Club.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Alice Constine Bailey (Shane) of San Jose, CA and Christopher Ryan Constine of Charleston, SC. He was a loving and proud Pappy to four grandchildren: Jordan Bailey, Austin Bailey, Trenton Bailey, and Lillian Constine. He is further survived by a sister of Charleston, SC, a beloved nephew, Michael Benton (Laura) of Johns Island, and a niece of Charleston, SC. He was predeceased by his parents.

The Rite of Committal graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Billy's honor to a charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.
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