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Mack Stuard



Gaffney, SC — Mack Gene Stuard, 87, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Spartanburg Medical Center.

Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Patricia “Pat” McCraw Stuard for 65 years and son of the late Tom Stuard and Bessie McSwain Stuard. He retired from Vulcan Materials and Kings Asphalt Company and was a member of the S.C. National Guards for 10 years. Mack was a lifelong member of East Gaffney Baptist Church where he was a lifetime Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Director, and served on many other committees. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Pamela Stuard Allison and Lori Stuard Downey (Scott), both of Gaffney; a sister, Mary Stuard Humphries of Boiling Springs, SC; three grandchildren, Leandra Allison Bright (Morgan), Alayna Downey Graham (Brady) and Cameron Downey (fiancé, Hannah Burris); a great-grandchild, Aubrey Leigh Bright; nieces and nephews, Philip Stuard, Susan Gibson (Jimmy), Rene Hollifield, Joyce Benson (David), Dee Edwards and Marcia Brown (Bill). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Stuard and John Stuard, a sister, Betty Quinn, and a niece, Vickie Stuard.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at East Gaffney Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 1:30 PM at the Church with Reverend Josh Davison and Reverend Rick Martin officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: East Gaffney Baptist Church, 2308 Cherokee Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340 or Parson’s Pantry, P.O. Box P.O. Box 777, Gaffney, SC 29342.

The family will be at the home of Scott and Lori Downey, 337 Sierra Street, Gaffney, SC 29341.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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