On Sunday, June 19, 2022, our beloved Orlando Tremayne Clyburn, who is affectionately known as “Poopie”, ascended to his heavenly home with the Lord Jesus Christ. Orlando was born in Sumter County on February 9, 1970 and was the son of the late Charlie Pressey and Willie Mae Clyburn. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Sumter High School in 1988. During his early walk in Christian faith, Orlando was a member of New Life Bible Church in Sumter, under the leadership of Pastor, Rev. Nate Brock. Later in life he became a member under watch care of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Laurens. Orlando loved the Lord and had a great love for gospel music and therefore shared his love and passion for the Lord by singing on several choirs in the church and community. Orlando was an active member of the United Voices for Christ Choir, Mt. Zion Mass and All-Male Chorus, Tumbling Shoals Association Choir, White Plains Mass Choir and All-Male Chorus. Orlando, our Gentle Giant, had a great love for sports. He played football with the Sumter High School Fighting Gamecocks from 1984 to 1988 where he played the position of Offensive Lineman at Right Tackle under the leadership of Coach Tom Lewis. In his years at Sumter High School, he was also a Track & Field letterman and member of the JROTC program. Orlando also played as Defensive Tackle from 1988-1993 with the Presbyterian College Blue Hose football where he was also a Track & Field Letterman. At PC, he was an active member of the Student Fellowship Choir, Minority Student Union officer and ROTC. Orlando has always loved football and he had a special love for the NFL Carolina Panthers! Orlando received his BS degree in Economic Business Administration from Presbyterian College in 1993. Early in his career he worked at Goldkist, Inc in Sumter as a supervisor. Later in his career, Orlando became an experienced store manager where he worked many years at Rex TV and Appliance from 1997 to 2009 and continued working subsequently at Verizon and Aaron’s. While residing in Greenwood, Orlando was also a substitute teacher for Greenwood School District 50 from 2013 to 2017. More recently Orlando was the Assistant Unit Manager at KFC in Greenwood, where he worked faithfully until his health declined. Orlando was always big in stature, but always gentle in heart and displayed many acts of care and love for his family, friends and all those that loved and surrounded him. He had a big heart and passion for the love and unity of family and was always very supportive of all. Orlando leaves his legacy and memories in the hearts of his family and friends. He is survived by one son: Arland D’Angelo Livingston of Sumter; six siblings, Debra Clyburn-Wilson of Sumter, William Clyburn III (Joan) of Columbia, Terrie McClam (Melvin) of Sumter, Brent Clyburn (Tracy) of Eden, NC, Fernaundra Brooks of Sumter, and Andrietta Atkinson (Dawain) of Fayetteville, NC; a very special friend, Carla Jones of Laurens; one great-aunt; five aunts; two uncles, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Orlando was preceded in death by the following loved ones, Charlie Pressey (Father), Willie Mae Clyburn (Mother), Andrae Pressey (Brother), Charles Murduch Pressey (Brother), paternal and maternal grandparents. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, from 4:00 to 8:00 p. m. daily, 1355 Glastonbury Road, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p. m., Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Larry C. Weston, pastor and the Rev. Nate Brock, Eulogist. The procession will leave the home at 1:45 p. m. Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Park, 2561 Cain’s Mill Road, Sumter.
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