Dean DeVere Halsey, 97, resident of 1009 Grace St., Greenwood, South Carolina, widower of Sara Catherine Womack Halsey, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Wesley Commons in Greenwood.
Born in Waupaca, Wisconsin, November 14, 1916, he was a son of the late Charles Melom and Louise Violet Hanson Halsey. He attended the University of Wisconsin and was a graduate of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Mr. Halsey was a US Army Veteran of WW II, where he reached the rank of Captain while serving in the Philippines. After his discharge from the Army he worked at Douglas McArthur’s Headquarters in Japan. While in Japan he began his career with the US Department of Agriculture and retired in 1978 from the University of California Extension Service. He attended North Side Baptist Church in Greenwood.
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela (Mike) Posey of Waterloo and Julie (Fred) Kirksey of Conyers, GA; sons, Steven (Kathy) Halsey of Manlius, NY, Eric (Linda) Halsey of Palm Desert, CA, Timothy (Gerri) Halsey of Santa Barbara, CA, Thomas (Linda) Halsey of Hodges, David Halsey of Greenwood, Kim (Carrie) Halsey, La Quinta, CA, Jeffery (Lilia) Halsey of Hialeah, FL and Scott (Nancy) Halsey of Siloam Springs, AR; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were conducted at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11 in Edgewood Cemetery, Greenwood with Dr. Bruce Ostrom officiating. The family was at the home on Grace Street and received friends at the graveside immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W; Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.