Maj. Henry Morrell Addy Ret.

Maj. Henry Morrell Addy, Ret. IRMO, SC - Maj. Henry Morrell Addy, Ret., of Irmo died on Friday, November 25, 2011. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2011 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Lexington, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Lance Henderson of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in West Columbia will preside, and members of the SC Highway Patrol will serve as pallbearers. The son of the late James Dixon Addy and Florence Caughman Addy, he was born in Leesville on August 2, 1930 and spent his childhood in Lexington. He graduated from Lexington High School and was part of a stellar T-formation backfield for the Wildcat football team. Maj. Addy proudly served his entire professional career of over forty-two years with the SC Highway Patrol, beginning as a dispatcher in 1947 and ultimately retiring as a Major and Assistant Director of the Patrol in 1990. He completed the Patrol Training School in 1952 and was subsequently assigned to Charleston, working in the Moncks Corner-Charleston area until his transfer to Columbia in 1972, where he finished his career. Promoted to Corporal in 1958, Sergeant in 1965, Lieutenant in 1968, Captain in 1981 and Major in 1987, Maj. Addy became Assistant Director of the SC Highway Patrol on January 3, 1988, and remained Second in Command until his retirement on March 30, 1990. Maj. Addy also served his country, both as a member of the Military Police Company with the 51st Infantry Division of the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1948 through 1956, and with the U.S. Army Reserve through 1958. The capstone of a dedicated and distinguished career, Maj. Addy was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor a South Carolina citizen can receive, in 1990 by then Governor Carroll Campbell. The Senate also passed Resolution #51642 upon his retirement as an official recognition and commendation for his over four decades of exemplary service to the Highway Patrol and to the State of South Carolina. He met the love of his life, Sara Shirley Addy, in a restaurant in North Charleston and spent the rest of his life with her, celebrating nearly fifty-nine years of marriage. He was an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in West Columbia. And during his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf and cutting up with his buddies, doing yard work, following his beloved Gamecocks and traveling with Sara (visiting nearly all of the 50 states and traveling to Europe three times). Maj. Addy is survived by his loving wife, Sara; three daughters, Risa (Bobby, LTC USA, Ret.) Locklear of Lexington, Jo (Dennis) Wessinger of Lexington and Karyn (Randy) Lambert of Lexington; four grandchildren, Randy Lambert, Jr. of Columbia, Courtney Wessinger of The Woodlands, TX, Kristin Locklear of Greenville and Jamie (Nick) Allmon of Charlotte, NC; and two great-granddaughters, Cailyn Elizabeth Hanks of The Woodlands, TX, and Penelope Grace Allmon of Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Our Saviour Lutheran Church (1500 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169) or to the SC Fallen Trooper Memorial Wall (c/o LECSC, 2501 Heyward St., Columbia, SC 29205). Expressions of sympathy may be left to the family at the website below. Visit our guestbook at deaths

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Nov. 28, 2011