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Teddy Gerald Arant
January 16, 2024
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A memorial service for Teddy Gerald Arant, 83, will be held at 1:00 pm on January 26, 2024, at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. The family will receive visitors for one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Arant died in the early morning hours of January 16, 2024. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janice Snelgrove Arant, his daughters Robin Arant Taylor (Jack), Teresa Arant White, and Christina Carole Arant Miller (Chris); and his sister, Lessie Merlene Arant Wolfe. He was also a very proud Papa to Zachary Alexander White (fiancé Lauren), Noelle Karys Miller, and Jordan Blythe Stokes (Drew).
He was predeceased by his parents, Sampson Melvin Arant, Sr. and Lessie Ricard Arant; and brothers, Charles Lamont Arant, Sampson Melvin Arant, Jr., and William Donner Arant.
Mr. Arant was raised in West Columbia and graduated from Brookland Cayce High School. He was a hard worker at several jobs over his lifetime, but ultimately retired from Michelin. He dealt with multiple health challenges in the last couple of decades but did so with the same strength and determination he demonstrated with everything he had done in his life.
He loved his girls, but also invested time with boys in the extended family and through church youth group activities. He enjoyed time with family and friends and had a terrific sense of humor. He was known for practical jokes that he loved to recount with much laughter at family gatherings. His love for designing and building things, big and small, was evident throughout his life, and his primary complaint, as his body increasingly failed him, was that he was no longer able to “take care of that” when something needed fixing.
His family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care in Batesburg-Leesville. Their care for “Mr. Teddy” over the last six years was wonderful, and their kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. The family would also like to extend their appreciation to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Gift of Body Program. Their professionalism and assistance during this difficult time has been comforting.
In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage donations in Mr. Arant’s honor to local churches for the furtherance of the gospel of Jesus Christ, kidney disease research, Parkinson’s disease research, or the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Gift of Body Program.