Ben C. Littleton, 71, widower of Suzanne Bradford Littleton, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home.
Born in Fultz, he was a son of the late Issac and Gwendolyn Everman Littleton.
Mr. Littleton was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served at the inauguration of President Richard Nixon and at the funeral of President Lyndon Johnson. He was a member of the VFW. He also retired from Power Clean Systems.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Wheeley (Michael) and Veronica Norris (David), both of Sumter, S.C.; five grandchildren, Tiffany Harrington, Lisa Nieschalk, Brandon Littleton, Chad Anderson and Angel Christmas; a great-granddaughter, Talan Griffin; three brothers, Wade Littleton, Clifford Littleton and Roy Littleton; and three sisters, Mary Hicks, Jon Brown and Sharie Dean.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Don Littleton, Sam Littleton and Phillip Littleton.
A memorial service with full military honors was at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with Ron Whetsel officiating.
The family received friends immediately following the service at the funeral home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Tuomey Hospice, 500 Pinewood Road, Suite 2, Sumter, SC 29154.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter was in charge of the arrangements.