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HAROLD LLOYD ATTAWAY

Harold Lloyd Attaway, 89, of Savannah, Georgia and widower of Barbara Jane Litchfield Attaway, died Saturday evening, January 8, 2022, at Azalealand Nursing Home.

Born in Saluda, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Emory Odell Attaway and the late Etta Witt Attaway. His mother died when he was 8 weeks old and he was raised by his brother and sister-in-law, James Irvin Attaway and Omega Shealy Attaway. Mr. Attaway was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church from 1955 to 2007 and later Cokesbury United Methodist Church and Wilmington Island United Methodist Church. He was a United States Army veteran. Mr. Attaway graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1952, was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in South Carolina for more than 50 years, and he and his family owned and operated Attaway Funeral Home in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. He retired after 39 years as an analyst in Research and Development for American Cyanamid, which later became Kemira. Mr. Attaway will be remembered as a good dad, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a Southern Gentleman and always thinking and doing for others. He never cooked until his later years and could make one mean pound cake.

In addition to his wife of almost 63 years and his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are one daughter, Terry A. Barker and her husband, Greg; one son, Steven L. Attaway and his wife, Karen; four grandchildren, Brandi Barker Sauers and her husband, Andrew, David Barker and his wife, Katie, Jennifer Attaway Robertson and her husband, Joseph, and Lindsey Attaway Hill and her husband, Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Carter, Callan, Hunter, Reid, Harper and Ellie, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, January 29, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Douglas J. Walker. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances: Wilmington Island United Methodist Church – 195 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah, Georgia 31410 (https://www.islandmethodist.com).

Online Condolences

  1. Genie Brazzeal says:

    Dear Terry,
    The loss of parents is difficult, even though inevitable. May memories of your parents be eternal!

  2. Danny Lewis says:

    I admired your parents growing up. It’s hard to lose them.

  3. Donna Merriman says:

    Terry and Steven – I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad – Mister Harold was one of the gentlest, kindest men I ever knew growing up – Much love to each of you and your families at this sad time.

  4. Bill Yocco says:

    My deepest condolences. Enjoyed working with him at Kemira

  5. WARD POWERS says:

    HAROLD AND I have shared our life and families together foe sixty seven years. I have no one closer to me than him as a brother. The world would be a much happier and content place to live if others could live close to each other as we have. We shared our time and yes, love for each other, as only brothers could and should. I miss him now and will miss him even more as I remember all the daily things about he and Barbara. A large part of my memory includes he and Barbara as the closest one, my neighbor and brother. Terry and Greg, we have lost a dear one who will not be replaced. I am sure he, Fran and Barbara are waiting for me to come home to be with them.

  6. Allison Johnston says:

    Terry and Steven
    So sorry about the loss of your dad. So many of my growing up memories include both of your parents and y’all. Can only be thankful for us being neighbors for so long. Mr Harold will certainly be missed and especially by my dad. Our condolences are with you and your families

  7. Mary Alice Garvin says:

    My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Dad. He was the most thoughtful and kind man, and I was so lucky to know and appreciate his kindness. He and your Mom were both very generous and kind in their love for others. My love and sympathy to all of you in your great loss.

  8. Donna Odom Spigner says:

    Terry. I sure did not know your Dad’s family owned a funeral home very close to where I live now. Nor did I know he was a funeral director. He was a wonderful man that raised 2 great kids. You had wonderful parents. I have so many memories of growing up on Walz Drive. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Love Donna.

  9. Julie Stallings Perry says:

    Dear Terry and family,

    We know that our beloved parents are in heaven. The greatest gift they gave us was our faith. We were so blessed to have them in our lives.

  10. ELSIE Evans says:

    Terri and Greg and family I have been thinking of you. I know you all will miss him. He was such a kind gentleman. He was so proud of his family. You were such a good daughter! When I saw him we always had a conversation about Carter and Callan!

  11. Kathy O’Rand Fitzgerald says:

    Terry I’m very sorry for your loss. Mr. Harold was always such a tender, kind and thoughtful gentlemen
    and wonderful neighbor.
    Prayers for you and family.
    Kathy and Andy Fitzgerald

  12. Linda Oatis Williams says:

    To the family my prayers are with you all. GOD BLESS!

  13. Jon Rawlinson says:

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Attaway. My family and I grew up down the street on Walz Drive and I always remember him as being a kind and gentle man. I still remember how well the Attaway’s and Powers took pride in their yards and how beautiful they kept them . Prayers and thoughts are with the family. God Bless

  14. Cathy Hall says:

    Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers to your entire family as I know how difficult it is.

  15. Arline Sowers says:

    Terry, Steven and families:
    I join many in saying what a wonderful, kind, and gentle man your dad was. I never saw him after we left the neighborhood that he didn’t stop and talk and inquire about my family. I was always so amazed how dedicated he was to your mom during her last days. God bless you both and your families during this sad time.

  16. Cathy Clements says:

    Condolences is being sent to the family of Harold Attaway. We both worked at Cyanamid and Kemira.
    A candle was lit in remembrance of Harold.

  17. Frank & Lisa Loadholt says:

    Terry, Steve, and Family, we are so sorry for your loss! We pray that your loving memories will comfort you and bring peace to your hearts.

  18. Aleen Melton says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Our family have such good memories from Epworth. Prayers for your family.
    Aleen, Ronald and Sandra

  19. Joan Hester Byrd says:

    Terry, Steve and Family,
    Love and sympathy to you in the loss of Harold. Know he will be missed. Will remember Harold as always being etremely dependable with a smile.
    Joan Hester Byrd and Family

  20. Wendy Hester Ciccodicola says:

    Dear Terry, Steve, and Family-
    Thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Dad was so proud and supportive of you, your families and your Mom. It was evident he loved you all very much. Long after Epworth Methodist Church was no longer, always felt our Mr. Attaway continued Epworth’s ministry.- especially by being there for Epworth’s members and their families. He will be missed. He and your Mom were very special. Again, know you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Wendy Hester Ciccodicola

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