Hydrick Bullock “Rick” Harley, Jr., 80, of Pomaria, died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Springfield Place.
Born on January 5, 1941, in Orangeburg, he was the son of the late Hydrick Bullock Harley, Sr. and Emily Riley Harley. He was a Navy veteran and retired from the Newberry County School District Maintenance Department. Mr. Harley was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Men in Mission and was a former church councilman. He was a member of the Consolidated # 5 Fire Department where he was a former secretary and he had had the distinction of receiving the 2011 Newberry County Fireman of the Year Award. He was active in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Prayer Breakfast. Mr. Harley was a Boy Scout Troop 76 Committee Member.
He is survived by his wife, Elma Rhea Suber Harley; sons, Jay (Cindy) Harley of Pomaria, Chris (Jessie) Harley of Irmo and Mike (Heather) Harley of Pomaria; sisters, Olivia (Lui) Greene of Chattagnooga, TN and Marlene Segrest of Westminster; grandchildren, Jake Harley, Harrison Harley and Abigail Harley; nieces and nephew, Tina (Tony) Nicolaci, Trey Segrest and Allison (Steve) Barham.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church by the Rev. Steven Jackson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parish building. Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church Good Samaritan Fund, PO Box 170, Pomaria, SC 29126 or Consolidated # 5 Fire Department, c/o Scott Meetze, 4674 Mt. Pleasant Road, Newberry, SC 29108.
Active pallbearers will be William Attaway, Daniel Hesson, Chuck Leitzsey, Brian Blanchard, Rodney Wicker, Russell Suber, John Paul Whitaker and Travis Brown, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Consolidated # 5 Fire Deparment, St. Matthews Lutheran Church Men in Mission and the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Prayer Breakfast group.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Bernardo and the staff of Springfield Place Unit 4 for their services and compassionate care.
Everyone is encouraged to use masks and follow social distancing guidelines.