Robert L. Browder

October 26, 1943March 17, 2020

Robert L. Browder, 76, was born October 26, 1943 in Sumter, SC and passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He was the son of Ruby E. House and Carliss Blease Browder.

Mr. Browder was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia, American Legion Post 79 and Masonic Lodge 152. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved the USC Gamecocks and Duke University.

Mr. Browder is survived by his wife, Brinda Spires Browder of West Columbia; daughter, Sheila Randall (Gregg) of Gaston; son, Dean Spradley (Teressa) of Cordova; son-in-law, Donny Williams (Deirdre, predeceased) of West Columbia; grandchildren, Scott Lovette, Jamie and Samantha Norton, Robert Spradley; sisters, Jean B. McCraw, Rose Swilling and B. J. Cook, all of Lexington; brother, Carliss E. Browder of Omaha, NE, along with numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, with interment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


  • Chris Pitts, Pallbearer
  • Don Williams, Pallbearer
  • Vaden Chavis, Pallbearer
  • Scott Lovette, Pallbearer
  • Ricky Chavis, Pallbearer
  • Christian McCraw, Pallbearer
  • Tommy Atkinson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Randy Chavis, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Charity of one's choice


  • Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Burial following the service Friday, March 20, 2020


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Margaret Batson

March 20, 2020

If this is the Mr. Browder who had the service station at Trenholm Road/Forest Drive, I have many, many fond memories of him. He was fun to joke with and an excellent mechanic. He had that wonderful dog when I first started going to the station.
Condolences to all the family.

Marc Carroll

March 19, 2020

Jamie and beloved family,
We are truly saddened by the loss of our fellow brother in arms. His service to this country will never be forgotten. Welcome Home Sir! "Fair Winds and Following Seas"

Marc and Angelia Carroll
Past Commander Richland County Post 6 American Legion and American Legion Riders
Veteran U.S. Air Force and Army

Randy Chavis

March 19, 2020

Robert and I always enjoyed each others company. We went fishing together even with ice on the rod tips. We always had a good time.
I have so many memories that I will chairous. He was a fix it all man. He could do things that you should not have done many years ago.
He was a Navy man and a Mason of the highest standard. I called him uncle but he was my brother in many ways..
The one thing that I feel in my heart is he believed in Jesus Christ. We have prayed many times thru the last couple years. I know that he is with the MASTER.
Brother Robert , you will be missed down here,but you are in no more pain .