Daniel Pons Bacot

February 10, 1961September 3, 2020

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Daniel Pons Bacot, II, will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mr. Bacot passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020. Born in Florence, S.C. on February 10, 1961, he was a son of the late Daniel Pons Bacot and Janice Sligh Bacot.

Daniel, affectionately called Buddy, loved life and especially loved his family. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and found delight in the water and watching dolphins. He was always listening to music and two of his favorite songs were “You’ve Got A Friend” and “Blurred Lines.” He was a kind and gentle person with a soft spot for his daughter, Sasha. He was extremely proud of her and often talked about her many accomplishments. His sweet spirit and easy laugh will be missed.

Surviving are his daughter, Sasha Bacot of Irmo; wife, Veronika A. Bacot of Irmo; stepson, Eugene Simontsev of Hawaii; sister, Allison B. Smith (Greg) of West Columbia; niece, Caroline Brugh (Kevin); and nephews, Sloan and Sullivan Lindler, and Mason Lee.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Aimee B. Lindler.

Memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201. Memories may be shared at


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Suzanne Bretz

September 12, 2020

Buddy was one of my first cousins. We grew up together over the years. I also remember one of my brother’s & Buddy always getting in trouble for blowing things up with cap guns & setting pine straw on fire. Mostly I remember Buddy’s beautiful smile and warm heart . He loved the outdoors -as kids we were always exploring neighborhood trails. He had such a friendly & easy going personality. I will miss his smile and free spirit .Rest in peace .

Lockie Marie Montgomery Hunter

September 8, 2020

Cousin Buddy always had an easy laugh. He loved being around his extended family, loved the beach, loved music.
I remember when we were in grade school and he taught us how to dance the hustle and other dances in the kitchen. He loved to dance! He made friends easily and had a quick smile for you. I also remember him telling us some funny (rated PG) little jokes. A bit mischievous, always fun. He was also a fine storyteller. You will be missed, Buddy!

Martha Monthomery

September 7, 2020

Buddy was my Godchild. I was his aunt and sister to his mother. Jan.
He was A very easy going person all of his life. Buddy loved people and was very friendly to everyone. He saw snow for the first time when his mother, my sister ,Jan, came to help me in TN when my twins were born.
Buddy loved all of his family members.
He will be missed by many friends and family members,
May God bless and keep Buddy in peace. I loved you very much. Aunt Mar

Kathy Bacot

September 5, 2020

Buddy, my cousin. We were close when we were small kids playing at Grandma's house every chance we got! He was a mild mannered fellow that absolutely loved his wife & daughter, Sasha. I am so sorry that his life ended so early
Cousin Kathy Bacot Brewer

Patrick Poore

September 5, 2020

I was sad to hear of Buddy's passing. When Buddy and I were boys my mother and I often visited my Aunt Jan and cousin Buddy. Buddy's mother was an excellent cook! Buddy and I got into trouble constantly. I persuaded my younger cousin it was OK to throw fire crackers out of the bathroom window, carve our initials into uncle Dan's favorite dogwood trees, set piles of pine straw on fire, and more! In spite of getting our backsides tanned, we had a lot of fun. I wish his family well, he will be missed.


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