Bobby Dale Malphrus age 70 of Ridgeland, SC passed away at home on Friday, February 21, 2020. Bobby Dale was born in Ridgeland on April 1, 1949 to Bobby and Leila Malphrus. He attended Ridgeland High School and was an avid sportsman playing multiple sports. He graduated in 1967 and went on to Clemson University where he graduated with a degree in business. He loved his years there and remained a loyal Tiger football fan for the rest of his life.
During his time at Clemson he developed a love for radio. He worked as a DJ for the Clemson University radio station and later on for several other stations. He loved “oldies” and shag music. Some of his other hobbies and interest over the years included photography, racing pigeons, hunting, history and keeping up with politics and current events.
Bobby Dale was involved in community service for years organizing trips for the Salkehatchie Summer Service program and assisting with the Yemassee Marine Reunion. He was an active member of several churches throughout his life singing in the choir and helping with men’s activities.
Bobby Dale was predeceased by his parents Bobby and Leila Malphrus in 2019. He is survived by his children Robyn M. Wood (Johnny) of Savannah, Brad J. Malphrus (Crystal) of Charleston, six grandchildren Maggie Wood Hicks (Ethan), Aaron Wood, Avery Wood, Justin Malphrus, Jared Malphrus and Ella Malphrus. He is also survived by his brother Randy Malphrus (Debra), a niece Marie Buck (Chris),a nephew Zach Buck, aunts, uncles and many cousins.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM with a service to follow at 3:00 PM at Vaigneur Funeral Home in Ridgeland, SC. Burial will be in Ridgeland Cemetery after the service.
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