Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lee McCaskill, 70, who died peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017, was held Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethune, SC. The Rev. John McLeod and The Rev. Thomas Davis officiated. Burial was in in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 103 East King Street, Bethune, SC 29009, or the American Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Mr. McCaskill was born in Kershaw County, SC, a son of the late Rex Lee McCaskill and Mary Lee Jones McCaskill. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, the Bethune Lions Club, and was a member of the Lynchwood Masonic Lodge #197. He was retired from Dupont as an electrician and was an active member of the Bethune community until his health declined. He is well known for decorating his property with so many Christmas lights for the children and members of the area to drive through and enjoy.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne Sowell McCaskill of Bethune, SC; daughters, Gena (Wayne) Tidwell of Cassatt, SC, Denise (Shane) Fountain of Bethune, SC; son, Manning McCaskill Bethune, SC; grandchildren, Zachary Tidwell, Caitlin Tidwell, Sean Fountain, Sawyer Fountain, Shaw McCaskill, Chris Wilkes; one great-grandchild.