The Hon. Phillip Dyches Sasser, 76, died April 11 at home.
Born Dec. 30, 1934, in Conway, he was the son of James Archibald Sasser, M. D., and Martha Dyches Sasser. He was a member of the South Carolina and Horry County Bar Associations, the First Baptist Church of Conway and attended Christ the Servant Lutheran Church.A graduate of Woodberry Forest, Davidson College and the University of S.C. School of Law, Rep. Sasser was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He proudly served his country in the S.C. National Guard. Upon passing the S.C. State Bar exam, he began his legal practice in Conway, where he became a partner in Burroughs, Green and Sasser Law Firm.
In 1968, he was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives, where he served two terms.Hallmarks of his career included serving as city judge for Conway and on the board of trustees for the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon the end of his service on the MUSC Board, Sasser was named Trustee Emeritus. Among his greatest accomplishments, Sasser counted establishing “Fishing Day for the Handicapped” as a charter member of the Waccamaw Sertoma Club. Sasser was predeceased by his parents, his precious wife of 47 years, Martha “Pat” Dusenbury Sasser and his brother James Archibald Sasser Jr.
Survivors include children Phillip Dyches Sasser Jr. and wife Beverly; Martha Sasser Hunn and husband Ralph; Sallie Sasser Glover and husband David and James Richardson “Ritchie” Sasser; brothers Charles Sasser M.D. and Marshall Sasser M.D., and grandchildren Brigitte Hunn, Berkeley Glover and Shelley Sasser.
A memorial service to honor his life will be held at First Baptist Church of Conway at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, with the Rev. Marion Brazzell and Dr. Robert Guffey officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to the Waccamaw Sertoma Club Fishing Day for the Handicapped program, P.O. Box 412, Conway, SC 29528. Goldfinch Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.