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Lewis Calhoun Stutts

August 25, 1931 May 6, 2018
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Lewis Calhoun Stutts died peacefully at The Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC on Sunday, May 6, at the age of 86.

Lewis is survived by his loving wife, Delilah Douglas Stutts of the home; devoted daughter, Rhonda Stutts Grant (Tim) of Seneca; sisters, Helen Stutts Corley of Melbourne, FL; Jane Stutts Armstrong of Fountain Inn, SC; and brother, Barry Stutts of Columbia, SC. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herbert Stutts of Newberry, SC; Johnny Stutts of Simpsonville, SC; Roy Stutts of Newberry, SC; Robert Stutts of Columbia, SC; sisters, Sarah Stutts Neel of Williamston, SC; Louise Stutts Berry of Fountain Inn, SC; and Peggy Stutts Rutherford of Prosperity, SC.

Lewis was born on August 25, 1931 in Union, SC to John McKinley Stutts and Janie Brandon Stutts. He was the seventh of eleven siblings—six boys and five girls. He graduated from Newberry High School in 1950 where he excelled in sports. He was Captain of the 1950 State Championship Baseball Team, the Most Valuable Player of the 1950 Football Team, a member of the 1950 North South Game, and a member of the 1950 Carolina All-Star Baseball Team.

For three seasons from 1952-1954, Lewis played baseball professionally for scout teams in the Boston Red Sox organization. During his baseball career, Lewis made 854 plate appearances, had 221 hits, had 272 total bases earned, and averaged 3.19 total bases/at bat.
At the end of the 1954 baseball season, Lewis returned home to South Carolina. He attended the Police Academy, and in 1956 began his career with the South Carolina Highway Patrol where he served as a State Trooper for thirty-four years until his retirement in 1990. He was a lifetime member of the South Carolina Trooper’s Association. Lewis was also retired from the US Army where he faithfully served thirty-four years in the South Carolina National Guard as Sergeant First Class in the Twenty-first Signal Brigade. He was a member of the Hejaz Shriners, St. John’s Lodge, for the past 45 years.

He married the love his life, Delilah in 1976. Together, they raised one daughter, Rhonda. He was a generous and kind-hearted individual who loved spending time with family and friends, and who would go out of his way to help someone in need. Lewis was passionate about his Clemson Tigers and was a devoted lifetime fan. He was also an avid reader, and a member of Westminster Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Sandifer Funeral Home. A funeral is scheduled for 2 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Westminster Baptist Church with an interment service with police rights and military honors to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. Dr. Randy Keasler will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lewis's life. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Lewis’s name to either Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672 or Westminster Baptist Church, PO Box 375, Westminster, SC 29693. Condolences can be sent to The family is especially grateful for the care and concern shown by Lewis’s doctors—Dr. Ted Booker, Jr., Dr. John Doster, and Dr. Glen Daves. In addition, the family would like to thank the caregivers at Cottingham Hospice House for their dedication and loving care of Lewis.

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6:00 PM 5/9/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/9/2018 8:00:00 PM
Sandifer Funeral Home

512 East Main Street
Westminster, SC 29693

Sandifer Funeral Home
512 East Main Street Westminster 29693 SC
United States





2:00 PM 5/10/2018 2:00:00 PM
Westminster Baptist Church

212 East Windsor Street
Westminster, SC 29693

Westminster Baptist Church
212 East Windsor Street Westminster 29693 SC
United States

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Oconee Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1923 Blue Ridge Blvd
Seneca, SC 29672

1923 Blue Ridge Blvd Seneca 29672 SC
United States

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