Frank B. Halter
Frank Bradbury Halter, 83, of Greenville passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Louise Bradbury Halter and Vern Ralph Halter. He was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of the University of Georgia
. Frank was the Chairman of Caine Company and has served in and run the business for the past 60 years. Under his leadership, Caine Company grew from one office and 12 associates to 8 offices and over 200 employees and associates. Prior to Caine Company, Frank began his career by volunteering for the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer and served in Korea as a Captain.
Frank's accomplishments in the business community are well known and include numerous development projects in both commercial and residential real estate across the state of South Carolina.
Frank tirelessly gave his life to service and his community. He served on the board and in numerous leadership positions for countless organizations, including Greenville Hospital System, United Way of Greenville, YMCA, Greenville Chapter of the American Red Cross, Blue Ridge Council of Boy Scouts, Christ Episcopal Church and School, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Furman University and Project Host. He was also recognized as the entrepreneur of the year by Greenville Tech's Entrepreneurial Forum and received the March of Dimes Real Estate Award in 2004. He was awarded the Order of the Palmetto in 2010 by Governor Mark Sanford.
Frank's greatest joys were his family, his friends and his church. He always found time for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he adored. His friendships were lifelong and filled with love, adventure and fun. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan.
He was a man of great faith, integrity, compassion, and humility. His giving spirit was present in everything he did and everyone that he touched throughout his entire life. He believed that you were supposed to leave the world a better place than you found it - and he lived this each day. He was a gentleman and truly an everyman, a friend to all. With a constant smile and abundant energy, his positive attitude was contagious.
He is predeceased by his wife, Shirley Caine Halter; son, Caine Halter; and sister, Ann Mitcham; survived by his brother, Pete Halter (Sue); daughter, Debbie Halter Bell (Mike); son, Frank Bradbury Halter, Jr. (Sharon); daughter, Laura Halter Sardone (Nick); daughter-in-law, Laurie Halter Patrick (Tom); eight grandchildren, Lauren Smythe (Will), David Sigmon (Lauren), Lindsey Halter, Brooke Halter, Caine Halter Jr., and Page Halter; and two great grandchildren, Foster Smythe and Libby Sigmon, all of Greenville. He is also survived by Pam Blakely, whom he loved dearly.
Funeral services will be held at Christ Church Episcopal, 10 North Church Street, Greenville, SC, on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 3pm. A private burial will be held at a later date.
The family will be at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church Episcopal, 10 North Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601; or to Caine Halter Lungs4Life, P.O. Box 8307, Greenville, SC 29604.
The Mackey Mortuary