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Posted: August 13, 2018 4:06 p.m.
Updated: August 14, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Gilberto Santana, 63, of Lugoff, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Born in Missouri, on July 2, 1955, he was a son of Cirilo and Ana Mercedes Garcia Santana. Mr. Santana enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Dorothy Roberts Santana; stepchildren, Karen Medlin, Missy Lee, and Thurman Medlin Jr. (Erin); a brother, Norberto Santana (Gladys Rivera); niece and nephews, Ariel, Norberto Jr., Angelica, Alejandro, and Christian; as well as two four legged companions, Chico and Sophie Santana. Mr. Santana was preceded in death by his two brothers, Efrain and Edwin Santana.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at noon Monday, August 13, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, with the Rev. Fr. C. Alexander McDonald officiating. Final Commendation and Farewell prayers were said at Fort Jackson National Cemetery following the service. The family received friends Sunday evening at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, Columbia.

Memorials may be made to Diabetes Research Association, 200 S. Park Road, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021.

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