CLOVER, S.C. - Jack Franklin Westmoreland Sr., 81, of 218 Neely Road, passed away April 18, 2013, at his home.
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He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, known as Paw Paw.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Clover Presbyterian Church, 202 Kings Mountain St, Clover, S.C., conducted by the Rev. Dr. Douglass Key and the Rev. Dr. George McGill.
The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Jack Westmoreland was born March 10, 1932, in Clover, the son of Douglas Alavastroth Westmoreland and Edna Worthington Eaker Westmoreland. He graduated from Clover High School in 1952. He and Betty Ann McGill married on July 4th of that same year and have remained in Clover, where they celebrated their 60th anniversary last July.
Mr. Westmoreland began his career working for the Evening Herald until he bought his father's printing business. He owned and operated West-moreland Printers until it was destroyed by fire in 1989. He then continued his career as Solid Waste and Recycling Director for York County, and retired in 2006. He was a devoted member of Clover Presbyterian Church where he served over the years as Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Elder, and Chairman of various committees. He also served his Lord as a member of the York Camp of Gideons International. He served his country and commu-nity as a Clover National Guardsman for 15 years; served on the York County Council, Clover Town Council, Clover School Board, York County Natural Gas Authority and was a former Mayor of Clover.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann McGill Westmoreland; children, Debbie W. Meek (Bobby) of Clover, Frank Westmoreland (Cindy) of Murrells Inlet, SC, and Doug Westmoreland (Georgia) of Clover; grandchildren, Robbie and Kristen Meek of Clover, Jackie and Albert Krashner of Clover, Ryan and Dawn Westmoreland of Murrells Inlet, SC, Scott and Traci Westmoreland, Columbia, SC, Chad and Ginnie Westmoreland of Columbia, SC, Georgeanna Westmoreland and Ellen Westmoreland of Clover; great-grandchildren, Sullivan and Addison Meek and Bricen and Bailee Krashner; sister, Charlotte Barnett of Clover, brother, James D. Westmoreland of Clover, Robert W. and Elsie Westmoreland of Rockhill, Ted and Margaret Westmore-land of Shelby, NC, 14 nieces and 10 nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brother and sister-in-law, D.A. and Geri Westmoreland; sister and brother in law, Esther and Avery Adkins; sisters-in-law Pratt H. Westmoreland and Willie S. Westmoreland; brothers-in-law James C. Barnett and J. Terry Morrison.
Memorials may be made to the Clover Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 202 Kings Mountain St, Clover, SC 29710.
M. L. Ford & Sons of Clover is serving the family of Mr. Westmoreland.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mlfordsons.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 19, 2013