Bertrand "Bert" Colclough Waring went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Mr. Waring was 91 years old, and he was the son of the late Thomas S. and Mary Colclough Waring. He was married to the late Virginia Corbett Waring.

He is survived by a son, Thomas B. Waring; his daughter in-law, Linda K. Waring; his two grandchildren, Alex T. Waring and Elizabeth W. Long; and his two great-grandchildren, Cokeleigh K. Long and Corbett J. Long. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Bailes of Sumter.

Two sisters, Margaret Kirk of North Carolina and Jennie Griffith of Florida, preceded him in death.

He was educated in the Sumter city schools and joined the U.S. Army in 1943. Having served his country during World War II, he was the recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Presidential Citation, European Theater of Operations Medal with five battle stars, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.

He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, and he retired from Carolina Power and Light Co. after 44 years.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at St. Phillips Episcopal Church Cemetery at Bradford Springs in Lee County with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home.

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Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements. (803) 775-9386