Marion Herbert Hare
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Marion Herbert Hare
  • September 4, 1929 - July 10, 2017
  • Greenville, South Carolina

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Dr. Marion H. Hare of 146 Hummingbird Ridge, local minister died July 10, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 4, 1929, Dr. Hare graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and was a graduate of Stetson University in Deland, Florida. He also graduated from The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Furman University awarded him a Honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 1986.

Prior to coming to Greenville, he served as pastor of Welcome Baptist Church, Anderson SC. Dr. Hare was also a professor of Bible at Anderson University, Anderson, SC. He and his family moved to Greenville in 1961 where he was called to be pastor of Augusta Road Baptist Church. He remained pastor there until he retired in 1994. Following Dr. Hare’s retirement, he also served several churches as Interim Pastor. His last pastorate was East Park Baptist Church. Augusta Road Baptist Church elected him Pastor Emeritus.

Throughout the years, Dr. Hare served on several boards and agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention and was a trustee of Anderson University and the Baptist Courier.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, Wilma Moore Hare, he is survived by two sons, Phillip Hare/Becky in Aiken, SC and Gregory Hare/Daryl Cowan in Atlanta, GA; two daughters, Julie Hare Robinson/Greg of Williamston, SC and Lori Hare Peterman/Scott of Simpsonville; Grandchildren Emily, Daniel/Nichole, Bishop, and Marlee Hare, Kevin/Erin, Zack, Kyle, and Alex Peterman, and Amanda and Ashley Robinson. Great grandchildren are Braylen and Emmett Hare.

Memorial services will be Friday July 14, 2017 at 2 pm at Augusta Road Baptist Church with Rev. Matt King officiating. The family will receive friends following the service the church Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Augusta Road Baptist Church, 1823 Augusta St., Greenville SC 29605.

Arrangements by Mackey Mortuary, online tributes at mackeymortuary.com