George Crider Obituary, Death – George Elliott Crider, who was 88 years old and had resided in Saint Matthews, South Carolina all of his life, passed away on January 15, 2023. He was Mary Smith Crider’s husband for more than 68 years of their lives together. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 20 at 2:00 pm at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in Swansea, South Carolina. The address of the church is 210 Andrew Chapel Road. The Reverend Karl Coke is scheduled to serve as the officiant for the event. A reception for the departed person’s family and friends will be held in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the conclusion of the funeral service.
George’s parents, Elliott Stokes Crider and Edna Mary Stabler Crider, both passed away before George’s birth. George was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Both of his parents have left this world by this point. After thirty years of service as a maintenance supervisor at Albemarle, he decided to retire earlier than planned. He spent his entire life as a committed member of Andrew Chapel, where he served as a volunteer and was instrumental in the founding of the Caw Caw Fire Department. George placed a high value on the time he was able to spend with his loved ones and enjoyed participating in outdoor pursuits such as hunting, fishing, and farming. In addition to that, he served in the South Carolina National Guard as a member for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Julia C. Layton (Mike), Elizabeth Crider, Forrest “Woody” Crider, and Michael Crider (Brandie); 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; a special cousin, Jeanette Stabler Poole; and a large number of nieces and nephews. His wife, Julia C. Layton (Mike), Elizabeth Crider, Forrest “Woody” Crider and Michael Cri The 19th of November, 2018 was the day that his wife, Julia C. Layton (Mike), passed away. His offspring, including Forrest “W
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