Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC


LeRoy Lee Phaup

June 18, 1930July 29, 2019

COLUMBIA - LeRoy Lee “Bud” Phaup Jr. died peacefully Monday July 29, 2019, surrounded by family at home. A celebration service for Bud will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception at adjoining Jackson Hall.

Bud was born June 18, 1930 in Richmond, VA to the late LeRoy Lee Phaup and Elsie Satterfield Phaup. He had four older sisters, Norma, Mary, Doris, and Jane, a younger brother, Jerry, and surviving younger brother, John (Margaret) of New Bern, NC. Bud spent his childhood in Haddonfield, NJ and enjoyed football and glee club in high school. He studied history at Randolph Macon College, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, graduating in 1952. He soon enlisted in the U.S. Army, and after training at Fort Dix, served in Korea. After the war, Bud attended Wharton Business School at The University of PA, and married Joan Farrington in 1954. Their son Kevin was born in 1957. The family moved to SC in 1958, where Bud taught risk insurance and finance at the University of South Carolina Business School. Sadly, Joan died soon after.

Bud was a beloved teacher and lecturer for over 30 years and honored as a Professor Emeritus. He was an early faculty sponsor of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Bud met Sandra Hart Stork in 1960, and after her graduation from Carolina in 1961, they married at Ebenezer Lutheran Church on June 1961. Their daughters, Patricia and Jessica were born in 1962 and 1965. He was a devoted husband to Sandra for 58 years.

Bud was a lifetime leader in numerous Christian youth organizations including Young Life. He served as deacon, elder and choir member at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, and then as deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church. He taught adult Sunday school classes for more than twenty years and chaired the early formation of Christian Counseling Center and Christian Education committees. In 2017, he was honored as an Elder Emeritus. Later in life, he helped form New Song Ministries.

An avid reader, Bud was known for his spirited and informed discussion, and his love of language. He was a loyal Gamecock supporter. He enjoyed classic movies, bridge and other games.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; son, Kevin; and daughters, Tricia, and Jessica (Wendie). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Young Life ministries, PO Box 5772, Columbia, SC 29250.

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  • Celebration Service Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Reception Friday, August 2, 2019


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Oliver Wood

August 2, 2019

In 1963, Bud was a member of my Masters in Economics thesis committee. He was a great help in getting me through the process. He also was a colleague at USC for 29 years. Bud was an outstanding teacher who truly cared about his students. He made a lasting contribution to the university, his church, and community. He will be missed by his many friends. Bud, rest in peace.

John Hopkins

August 1, 2019

Dear Sandra, You and Bud brought the gift of warm hospitality to countless folks, and I was blessed to be at your bountiful table on many occasions. Both of you inserted the ingredient of joy and fun into our lives, and your Christian testimonies have been a rich blessing, reflecting the beautiful aroma of our Savior. Because of Bud's caring heart and keen mind, the cause of Christ was greatly advanced through his teaching, leadership, and initiatives towards individuals he sensed needed encouragement. Every blessing in His great love and eternal comfort, John Hopkins

Julian Young

August 1, 2019

Bud Phaup took me under his wing when I was a young, single, and new to Columbia youth pastor at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Together with his sweet wife Sandra, they treated me like one of their own. Bud introduced me to the ministry of Young Life and my life was even more full. When my wife, Becky, and I were engaged, Bud served us communion that New Year’s Eve in their home in 1981. Their home was full of unconditional love and ministry.

I thank God for bringing Bud into my life as a spiritual mentor and dear friend.

Julian and Becky Young
Summerville, SC

Clara Sue Durden Ashley

July 31, 2019

Dear Bud,

Thank you for giving your love to my friend Sandra so that she could live with you in wedded bliss for fifty-eight years. May you rest in peace in God's heavenly kingdom.

Clara Sue Ashley

Robby Crowley

July 31, 2019

Bud filled my life with kindness and friendship that I will carry in my heart forever. His friendship and mentorship formed the bulk of my life's foundation. "Death can never take a good man away, for, in the hearts of the people he inspired, the memory remains and continuous throughout generations. He was a great teacher and mentor to many."

Paul Moore

July 31, 2019

I want to acknowledge Bud Phaup’s contributions to the art community here in Columbia. He and Sandra shared their resources with artists (hobbyist and professional) by giving their time and facilities. They provided free workspace for many years at their Back Porch Studio and Gallery in Northeast Columbia where I and others had the opportunity to develop our skills in an atmosphere of jovial and community fellowship. Thanks Bud (and Sandra) for making our community a better place to live.

Lawrence Kelly

July 31, 2019

My deepest sympathy for Sandra and all the family at this time. To know Bud is to know he is with Someone Greater then us all now. It was a pleasure to get to know and share a time in my life that I needed Bud as a mentor, a teacher, a man of God and a friend. He will be greatly missed by a lot of us who had the pleasure of knowing him in so many capacities.

Diane Hidey

July 31, 2019

Bud and Sandra welcomed me with open arms and a big southern smile when I came to Columbia. I am grateful for Bud’s leadership of the Young Life committee and his vision to reach more students. He was a wonderful mentor. He prayed big prayers and lived boldly for a great God. While it is sad for family and friends to let go, he is securely in the arms of His loving Father. His presence will be missed, but his was a life well lived!!
Much love to Sandra and the family.

Dennis Craighead

July 31, 2019

Kevin - so sorry for your loss. I will miss your dad along with all of you.

Yolanda Salitrero

July 30, 2019

Please accept our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Melanie and Yolanda