Charles Wills DuBose (Red DuBose), 77 years old, of Camden, SC, husband of Diana Easter DuBose, died peacefully at his home, Cantey Lane Farm, on May 19, 2013. Born in Charlotte, NC on December 20, 1935, Charles was a son of Charles Perkins DuBose, Jr and Edith Wills DuBose.
Educated at Episcopal High School, ’50-‘52(Alexandria, VA) and Avon Old Farms (Avon, CT) graduating Class of ‘55, he then attended the University of Virginia (‘55-’58) and Rollins College (‘58-’60), member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He served in the United States Naval Reserve for two years in active duty with 18 months aboard the battleship USS Iowa in international ports and waters.
A lifelong career of real estate (commercial, investment and residential), he worked at Wm A White & Sons (NYC), Reston Group (Washington DC), Stevens & Company (Charlottesville, VA), Sea Pines Plantation (Hilton Head Island, SC), CP DuBose & Son (founded by his grandfather in 1910 - Camden, SC), and formed his own company Charles Wills DuBose Real Estate (Camden, SC) which was later absorbed by Russell & Jeffcoat.
In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a daughter, Edith Wills DuBose, and son, Brooks Easter DuBose as well as brother, Graham Kennedy DuBose and sister, Suzanne DuBose Ziemke.
He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Springdale Hall Club, the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and past member of the Camden Gun Club (aka Old Man’s Club), Camden Hunt, Farmington Hunt, and Farmington Country Club.
Mr. DuBose took great interest in local and family history. He was a grandson of Camden Mayor Charles Perkins DuBose, a descendant of Revolutionary War Hero General Joseph Kershaw, a great grandson of Confederate General John Doby Kennedy (Lt Governor, SC 1880-82 and Consul General in Shanghai China, 1886), and a great grandson of Titanic survivor Edith Junkins Graham of Greenwich, Ct.
Graveside services for Mr. DuBose will be held at Quaker Cemetery, Camden on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11 am. Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel shall be in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to any of the following.
Carolina Cup Racing Association, Camden, SC
Grace Episcopal Church, Camden SC
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, Camden SC
Kershaw Health Hospice, Camden, SC