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June 28, 1935 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Orland Dale Malphrus, 88, went home to be with his Lord October 20th, 2023, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Ridgeland, SC on June 28th, 1935 to Orland James Malphrus and Hannah Lee Boyles Malphrus. He was the fourth of seven children.
Dale is survived by his wife, Effie Malphrus; one daughter, Edwina Kendrick (Bill); two sons, Todd Malphrus (Samantha), and Gregg Malphrus (Cindy); grandchildren: Jessica Haynes (Jess), Wade Kendrick (Christy), Jennifer Guthrie ( Stuart), Casey Kendrick (DeeAnn), Neal Kendrick (Jenny), Cole Malphrus (Kristin), Reilly Scroggins (James), Mason Malphrus (Mandy), Clayton Malphrus, Noah Malphrus (Mackenzie), Marshal Malphrus (Whitney), Emmie Malphrus, Abigail Malphrus, Timothy Malphrus; great grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Allison Haynes, Blake, Addie and Ella Kendrick, Annabelle, Lyla, Elijah, Hunter, Josiah, Asa, and Titus Guthrie, Gracie, Liam and Finn Kendrick, Presley and Tucker Kendrick, Effie Jo, Ellie Roi and Esther Quinn Malphrus, James and Wyatt Scroggins, John Malphrus; two sisters, Ann Long, Jeanette Crosby; and one brother, Dwaine Malphrus (Becky). He was predeceased by one son, James Wyman Malphrus; two sisters, Glondell Walters, Varner Cleland; and one brother, Larry Malphrus.
Dale graduated from Ridgeland High School, attended Clemson University, and was a member of the ROTC. Dale served in the Army active duty during the Berlin crisis.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with each one. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an owner of Malphrus Construction for over 40 years. He, along with his family, cleared some of the first roads on Hilton Head Island. He ultimately continued on with his children to complete projects on the East coast from Maryland to Florida and throughout the Caribbean. He was an avid Clemson Tiger and loved attending football games with his family. Later in life, after retirement, Dale was happy to combine two of his passions: family and construction; working with multiple generations building Riverfield, a successful duck club that aided in the conservation of the Ace Basin.
Dale loved the Lord and served Him in various areas of church life. Dale was a member of Family Bible Fellowship, and previously served as a deacon at Great Swamp Baptist Church, Ridgeland Baptist, and Community Bible Church.
Most importantly, Dale prayed that each of his children and children’s children would trust Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 3:00 PM, at Ridgeland Baptist Church, 1448 Grays Highway, Ridgeland SC 29936. Family will receive guests from 2:00 pm until the hour of service, at the church. Interment will be in Great Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, 9009 Tarboro Road, Ridgeland SC, 29936.