MANNING - Charles Stanley "Chuck" Ard, 70, widower of Deborah Evans Andrews Ard, died on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at his home.

Born on May 8, 1953, in Montgomery, Alabama, he was a son of the late Bennie Ard Jr. and Frances Scott Ard. Mr. Ard owned and operated Ard's Expert Auto service in Sumter, until his retirement. He loved watching Westerns on television, Harley Davidson motorcycles and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Survivors include his daughter, Brandi Welch (Daniel) of Sumter; two stepdaughters, Janna Varn (Matt) and Allissa Richardson (Sherri), both of Manning; a stepson, Jeremy Frederick of Manning; a granddaughter, Brianna Mims; six other grandchildren; two great-granddaughters, Kinsley and Raelynn; one brother, Joseph Ard of Manning; and special family and friends, Joey Archibald, Brenda Ard, Barry Ardis, Mark Carr and Frank Sexton.

He will be greatly missed by a large extended family and host of friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Ard; and two brothers, David Ard and Dean Ard.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel, officiated by the Rev. Mike Murdoch.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospice, 500 Pinewood Road No. 2. Sumter, SC 29154.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.