June Buchanan Gaillard, 84, wife of Sam Gaillard, Jr., of Greenville, died Friday, February 9, 2018. June and Sam wed on June 20, 1954.
Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Ottis and Julia Scott Buchanan.
June was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and an Education graduate from the University of South Carolina. She was the captain of the first women’s basketball team at Anderson College and the first female physical education teacher at McCants Jr. High School, as well as an avid athlete throughout her life.
In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by a daughter, Polly Gaillard; three sons, Gil Gaillard (Karen), Kyle Gaillard (Napastada), and Kip Gaillard (Amy); ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by three brothers, Keith, Julian, and Ottis Buchanan.
A visitation will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at St. Matthew United Methodist Church with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 701 Cleveland St., Greenville, SC 29601, or the Meyer Center for Special Children, 1132 Rutherford Rd., Greenville, SC 29609.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown
St. Matthew United Methodist Church
701 Cleveland Street, Greenville SC 29601
Meyer Center for Special Children
1132 Rutherford Road, Greenville SC 29609
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