Haywood Borders, 87, of Wewahitchka, FL, went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2013. He was born June 13, 1925 to C. D. and Priscilla Borders at Early, FL. There to welcome him was his father, C. D. Borders and mother Priscilla Daniels Borders; his brothers Boyd Borders and Bobby Lee Borders; and his sisters Hazel Warren, Nadine Robertson, Ophelia Ann Brooks and Etta Mae Borders.
He was the business owner of Sportsman's Service Station for 39 years, and worked for Gulf County for 10 years before retiring. Haywood was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ophelia Fortner Borders; son, Charles Borders and wife Helen; daughter Lynda Shealy and husband Gil; and Shirley Watts; grandsons Haywood Shealy and wife Robin, and Woody Borders and wife Tonia; granddaughters Lynn Ward and Ashley Watts; great-granddaughters Cassie Barnwell, Tabitha Ward, Chelsea Cook, Beca Shealy, Katie Shealy, and Isabella Shealy; one great-great grandson Iain Barnwell, and lots of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Wewahitchka, conducted by the Rev. Mike Stroud. Interment followed in the family plot in Pleasant Rest Cemetery, Overstreet,. The family received friends at the church for an hour prior to the service.
Comforter Funeral Home
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel