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In Memory of

Henry Haynesworth Plowden

September 30, 1927 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Henry Haynesworth Plowden, Jr., 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, with burial in the church Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends after the service in the church parish hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.



Mr. Plowden died Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born in Charleston, he was a son of the late Dr. Henry H. Plowden and Leize Rivers Plowden. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry and biology at the...

COLUMBIA - Memorial service for Henry Haynesworth Plowden, Jr., 87, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, with burial in the church Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends after the service in the church parish hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.



Mr. Plowden died Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born in Charleston, he was a son of the late Dr. Henry H. Plowden and Leize Rivers Plowden. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry and biology at the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. A veteran of two wars, he joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 during World War II and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a first lieutenant in the S.C. Air National Guard. Mr. Plowden was in the insurance business for 25 years, first working for USF&G. He was vice president of Atlantic Casualty and later owned his own agency. He was a chemist for Shakespeare in Columbia and for Decotone in Lexington. Mr. Plowden was a professional instructor of fly tying and fly casting for Orvis and Barron’s Outfitters. He was a member of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.



Surviving are his daughter, Claire Kerwin and her husband, Dr. Paul of Mt. Pleasant; son, Henry Plowden, III and his wife, Jan of Columbia; grandchildren, Rivers Plowden of Corpus Christi, Texas, Henry Plowden, IV of Columbia, Reed Kerwin and Anna Kerwin of Mt. Pleasant; two great-grandchildren and one due in August; and a niece in California.



He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann McCurry Plowden; and two sisters, Flo Plowden Kitts and Ileen Plowden Waters.



The family wishes to thank the staff and residents at Veterans Victory House in Walterboro for their love and care and valued friendships.



Memorials may be made to York Place Episcopal Home for Children, 234 Kings Mountain Street, York, SC 29745.