OBITUARY

Fred Marvin Auld, Jr.

11 March, 19411 June, 2021

CAYCE - Services for Fred Marvin Auld, Jr. will be held Friday, June 4, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in Boyce Chapel, First Baptist Church, Columbia, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Auld died June 1, 2021. Born in Columbia, March 11, 1941, he was the son of the late Fred, Sr. and Louise Norris Auld. He was a graduate of Brookland Cayce High School, The Citadel, and the University of South Carolina. Upon graduation from The Citadel, he married the love of his life, Bette (Elizabeth Jean Rogerson) and moved to Anderson. He began teaching at McCants Junior High and coaching at Anderson High School, later TL Hanna. He and Bette shared an exceptional marriage of 53 years, until her death in 2018. The couple moved to Columbia in 1969, where Fred began his career at Eau Claire High School. He had a distinguished career as a teacher, coach, and athletics director in Richland County School District One. He retired after 38 years of service in 2003. This service led to his induction into the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Hall of Fame in 2017. Fred was an active member of First Baptist Church, Columbia, and Wampee United Methodist Church, where he and Bette attended while in their beloved Cherry Grove. Fred served many years on the board of deacons at First Baptist and worked with the youth. He taught 11th and 12th grade Sunday School for many years at First Baptist, leading and guiding multiple generations of young people. Fred’s loves were his family, his Irish heritage, sports, The Citadel, and the beach.

Fred is predeceased by his parents, both brothers, Jack Randolph Auld and Ballowe DesPortes “Skip” Auld, and his beloved Bette. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth "Beth" Auld Crolley (Roger) of Cayce, and Fred "Trey" Marvin Auld, III (Annette) of Walhalla, South Carolina; grandchildren, Mary Alex Carter (Brandon), Katie Beth Smith, Dru Auld, Lex Auld, Jackson Thrailkill, and Mary Delle Auld. He is also survived by brother and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, whom he loved dearly.

The family is grateful to Lily Cox, his bonus ”granddaughter” for all of her love and care through the last few years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church or The Citadel Class of 1963 scholarship fund.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 3 June , 2021

  • Services

    Friday, 4 June , 2021

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Fred Marvin Auld, Jr.

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Dan Davis

5 June 2021

Worked many basketball games with Fred. Always calm and collected on the court. Enjoyed referreeing with one of the best.

John Webb

3 June 2021

Trey and Beth,

When teaching our high school Sunday School class back in the 80's your dad would say that glorification in heaven is like putting on the green jacket at Augusta (he may have been quoting from the book of Fred!) As someone who is experiencing it right now, I think your dad would presently agree it's better than the green jacket, if that's possible.

Your parents were very dear to me. I can drive "three on the tree" thanks to him. Cherry Grove. Chaperoning our trips. High school basketball. For some reason I recall us laughing at him getting frustrated at traffic when we were driving down to the 1988 USC/FSU game. It's odd what sticks in your mind. Many good memories.

John Webb

Coach George & Mrs. Betty Glymph

3 June 2021

Dear Beth and Trey, our heartfelt prayers and love are with you and your family as you prepare to lay your Dad to rest. We are truly saddened to learn of Fred’s passing, yet we remember the many, many good years at Eau Claire High School, on the court and off. Fred and your Mom (Bette) became long lasting friends and we never forget their kindness. “We Will Remember” with love🙏🏽❤️

mike sisk

3 June 2021

Beth, sorry for your loss. Fred was a good man and will be missed.

Pam Johnston

3 June 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Coach Auld was a great teacher and person. He will truly be missed.

Pam Johnston
Eau Claire High School Class of 83

Benita Harris

3 June 2021

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the lost of Coach Auld.

Benita Harris-McBride
Eau Claire High, Class of 1983 ☘️

Jane Burrus

2 June 2021

Fred and Betty were inseparable! I remember when they were married. They are together in Heaven!

Louise Burkholder

2 June 2021

Beth and Trey, God blessed you with parents we all loved and admired for their love of you two, others, and Jesus. Fred and Bette are now together. May the prayers of friends and the promises of God comfort you all in the days to come.

Dianne Bullard

2 June 2021

Trey, Annette and family
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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