384 S. Church Street, Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Sunset: May 30, 2020
David Abraham McClam, son of the late Ted and Ella McClam, was born in Florence, SC on June 14, 1947. David was affectionately known as Bussy, by those who loved and cared for him. He received his education at Carver High School in Lake City, SC.
At an early age, David joined Shady Grove Baptist Church in Scranton, SC where he served as a faithful member. He later joined Mt. Beulah United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities: a member of the United Methodist Men, Usher Board, and member of the Young Adult choir where he was a lead vocalist, and he sang quartet with a number of groups.
He was a current member of Praise Tabernacle Church of Kingstree, SC, where he received Christ as his personal savior, under the leadership of Bishop Creig Kegler.
David was a hard-worker and worked in many capacities where he was employed as a truck driver for W. Lee Flowers in Scranton, SC, and Carter Mills in Lake City, SC. He retired from Colonial Rubber in Kingstree, SC, and was well trained as a mechanic and welder.
David was a caring, hardworking, and devoted father. He always went the extra mile when it came to his girls; his family was his main priority. His laughter, quick wit, and assertiveness will be forever missed by his family, church family, community, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph (Sarah) McClam.
He was united in holy matrimony to the former Betty Fulmore. To this union, four children were born. He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his daughters, Melissa McClam of Orangeburg, SC, Sonya Brown (Kevin) of Columbia, SC, Evonne McClam of Lake City, SC, and Dana White (Ian) of Timmonsville, SC; brothers Willie McClam of Scranton, SC, Richard McClam of Lake City, SC, sisters, Ella Rae McClam of Lake City, SC, and Rozena McKnight (Chester) of Kingstree, SC; two grandchildren, Jordan and Zoe Brown, one great-grandchild, Joel Brown all of Columbia, SC; an aunt, Katherine Butler of Scranton, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, extended family, and friends.
A special thank you to Bishop Creig Kegler, the church family of Praise Tabernacle Church, Kingstree Nursing Facility, and MUSC of Florence, SC for his entrusted care.