Anderson, SC --- Harold William Burrows of Anderson, SC and a former resident of Friendship passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Rainey Hospice House, Anderson, SC. He was born on October 17, 1935 in Friendship, a son of the late Myron A. and Gertrude I. Irish Burrows. He married Judith Ann Carlson who survives.
Harold was a graduate of Friendship Central School. After school he moved to Washington DC area where he managed marinas for over the 35+ years of his career, retiring from the Department of the Army after managing the Ft. Belvoir Marina for over 20 years.
He was an ordained deacon with Belle View Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA.
Some of the things he enjoyed were boating, fishing, traveling the east coast, exploring lighthouses and fishing spots and playing an occasional round of golf with his sons, brothers, and nephews when he could. He achieved his first goal in retirement by building a house and settling on the Virginia shores of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay where he enjoyed fishing, boat rides, crabbing off his pier and long walks through the wooded lots along the river with his dog Crystal. Harold later moved to South Carolina to be closer to his grandkids where he enjoyed summer afternoons swimming in the pool, boating on the lake and teaching them to play checkers and chess.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons, Troy D. (Dawn) Burrows of Anderson, SC, Alan C. Burrows of Woodbridge VA, his grandchildren: David and Haley Burrows both of Anderson, SC, a brother, Duane E. (Marge) Burrows of Morehead, KY and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Victor, Mike, Philip, Ralph, and Arvis Burrows and two sisters, Jean Burrows and Jesse Reese Emons.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00 am in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship. Kenneth Chroniger, pastor of the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church, will officiate.
Memorials if desired to: Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L Anderson, SC, 29621 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd, Anderson, SC 29621.