More detail on this person: Roderick Hill Or Rod Cantey Jr, 67 of Camden, South Carolina Roderick "Rod" Cantey Jr. State, The (Columbia, SC) - Friday, February 24, 2012 CAMDEN - A graveside inurnment service for Roderick Hill "Rod" Cantey Jr., 67, will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, South Carolina. Rev. Phillip Whitehead will officiate. Mr. Cantey, a resident of Marietta, Georgia, and Camden, South Carolina, died Monday, February 20, 2012, in Camden. He was the son of the late Barbara Zemp Cantey and Roderick Hill Cantey and grew up in Cam-den. He attended Camden schools and the Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina, from which he graduated in 1964. He received his B.S. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Later he did graduate work at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. A decorated captain in the United States Army, he was a helicopter pilot who completed two combat tours of duty in Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Army Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star among others. A retired banker, he began his career at Citizens and Southern Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an officer of several other banks including the Merchant Bank, First Georgia Bank, Georgia Banking Company and was the first president of the Buck-head Bank. In addition, he was the president of Bay Financial Services, Inc. in Marietta, Georgia. An avid hunter, Mr. Cantey was a member of the Boykin Hunt Club in Boykin, South Carolina, and the Goldmine Hunting Club in Camden, South Carolina. He was previously a member of Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta. Rod is survived by his wife, Janice Cantey; son, Roderick Hill Cantey III of Marietta, Georgia; sisters, Barbara Z. Cantey (Ray Mushal), Mary Cantey Dunn (Henry), and Claudia Cantey Bell (Paul); nieces and nephews, Amanda Mushal, David Mushal (Annie), Mary Margaret Dunn, Blakeney Bell (Boris Samarov) and Sarah Bell; and great-nephew, Henry Mushal. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Camden Archives, 1314 Broad Street, Cam-den, SC 29020 or to a charity of your choice.
Burial information: Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC
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