Homer C. CarderPublished 5:02pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013
In 1983 he moved from St. Louis to Tryon, with his wife Nadine L. “Wendy” Carder. Mr. Carder enjoyed a passion for golf and they built a home in Red Fox Country Club adjacent to the 13th green. He had a very active retirement, working first for H & R Block, and then volunteering extensively. He was president of the American Heart Association of Polk County, a mediator in family and civil disputes, and a director in the Rotary. He served two terms as president of the Congregation of The Congregational Church UCC of Tryon. Appropriately he was awarded Tryon’s “Second Wind Hall of Fame” for his extensive volunteer efforts.
He and Wendy were avid gourmets and traveled to Europe where they were trained in the culinary arts at world-renown cooking schools. They loved to entertain and had many parties focusing on their cooking and fine wines. Mr. Carder was a Certified Barbecue Judge and traveled regionally to competitions.
Mr. Carder is survived by his wife of 46 years, Wendy Carder; a son, Stephen Carder, of South Pasadena, Fla.; a sister, Sue Chichester of Spanish Fort, Ala.; stepsons, Greg Bowcott of San Diego, Cali. and Randy Bowcott of Waukegan, Ill.; three grandsons, one granddaughter, two great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Eugene D. Carder and daughter, Carolyn Carder.
Burial services will be private. A Celebration of Life honoring Mr. Carder will take place on May 4 at 4 p.m. at Tryon Estates in Columbus, with a reception to follow.
The family suggests that memorial tributes be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, The Hospice of the Carolina Foothills or The Congregational Church UCC, Tryon.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com