Clifton Stanley Garten, 69, husband of Jan Pendarvis Garten, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 29, 2018 at his residence.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Harleyville Christian Church with the Reverends Jim Stophel and Marion Kosier officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites and Military Honors will follow in the Harleyville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ewell Garten, Frank Claud, Michael Claud, Clayton Willis, William Johnston, Stacy Axson and Matt Wall. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bryant Funeral Home.
Clifton was born on November 21, 1948, in Loris, SC, a son of Lois Seaman and the late Charles Garten. He attended James Island High School, Vietnam Army Veteran and was the Director of Engineering with East Cooper Medical Center. He was a member of the James Island Masonic Lodge #396, VFW, and the American Legion Post 172. He attended the Harleyville Christian Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping. He was predeceased by a sister Margie Jackson and a brother, Michael Garten.
Surviving is his wife, Jan P. Garten, Santee; children, Stanley Frederick, Sarasota, FL, Jennifer (Matt) Wall, Mt. Pleasant, Ewell (Jessica) Garten, Charleston and Kim (Duane) Bishop, Harleyville; his mother, Lois Seaman, Charleston; a brother, Paul (Peggy) Garten, Summerville; grandchildren, Mason Wall, Alli Wall, Ava Bishop and Kiyah Garten.
Memorials may be made Harleyville Christian Church, 160 West Main St., Harleyville, SC 29448.