James Rudolph Bouknight, 85, of Newberry, widower of Carolyn Smith Bouknight, died Thursday, November 19, 2015, at White Oak Manor.

Born on August 22, 1930, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Willie Floyd and Lucy Cromer Bouknight. Mr. Bouknight served in the S.C. National Guard and worked at Newberry Mills. In retirement, he enjoyed working and fellowship at the Newberry Council on Aging. He was a member of O'Neal Street United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men.

He is survived by sons, Joel Bouknight and Darryn Bouknight. He was the youngest of six children and was predeceased by all of his siblings which were Ruth Wicker, Doris Wise, Nedra Turner, Charles Bouknight and Carman Bouknight.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, November 22, 2015, at O'Neal Street United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Newberry County Council on Aging, 1300 Hunt Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to O'Neal Street United Methodist Church, 511 O'Neal Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Lewis Lee, Perry Threatt, Andrew Shealy, Lewis Boyd, Dell Rowe and Clarence Livingston.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the O'Neal Street United Methodist Church Men and the staff of White Oak Manor.

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#5 Sully Sullivan 2015-11-21 13:21
Mr. Rudy was a great man. I was privileged to have him as a close neighbor and will miss him. He was very kind and compassionate. It was an honor to have known him here on Earth, and we talked about many things, including Jesus. He assured me that Jesus was his Savior. Therefore, I look forward to seeing him again and for all eternity in heaven with The Father. I pray that God gives his family left here comfort that surpasses all understanding.
#4 R Brown 2015-11-21 07:22
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5;28,29 that reads; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.
#3 Nan Harmon McKinney 2015-11-21 01:59
Mr. Bouknight was a great friend to me. He will be missed greatly. I know he and his family are having a glorious reunion! Praying for his family and friends.
#2 Rickey Phillips 2015-11-20 18:17
Mr Rudy was a good man and he will be missed by many
#1 Minnie Connelly 2015-11-20 16:18
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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