Gerald William Loudon

By July 21, 2014 Obituaries

Gerald William Loudon, age 76, passed away July 18, 2014 at the Hospice Center of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant. He was born January 6, 1938 in Highland Park, Michigan to Robert and Betty Loudon. He attended Liberty Elementary and Highland Park High School and later Michigan Tech and Lawrence Tech. In 1958 he moved to San Diego where he bowled professionally for a time but later returned to Michigan. In 1959 he was inducted into the Northwestern Masonic Lodge #529.
In 1964, Gerald began working with ITE in Michigan. In 1969 he was one of a small team responsible for moving the plant to Roebuck. ITE eventually became Siemens, where he worked in customer service and marketing until he retired in 2000 after more than 30 years of service.
Gerald enjoyed playing golf at Cotton Creek and Three Pines Country Clubs. For many years he was an active member, Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America when he was growing up and in the late 70’s, he was the Scout Show General Chairman for the annual Scout Show held at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. He also enjoyed his friends and the staff at the Spartanburg Regional Wellness Center for many years. True to his Scottish heritage, he enjoyed listening to bagpipes any time he had the opportunity.
Gerald is survived by Lois, his wife of 43 years and was his partner and best friend as they built their lives together. Gerald will be greatly missed by his two devoted children Eric Loudon (Shawna) and their children Brianna and Jordan of Roebuck and Pamela Loudon Sloat (Mark) and their children Amelia, Pattison, and Mariana of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Pam and Eric have wonderful memories of Gerald coaching little league games, teaching Sunday school, and supporting them as they grew and raised families of their own. Gerald is also survived by his brother Allen Loudon (Diane) of Dryden, Michigan and his sister Roberta Loudon Loy (Bill) of Pensacola, Florida and their son David of Pace, Florida and many other loving and supportive family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents and his older brother Robert Loudon.
A memorial service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church at 11am on Tuesday, July 22.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice Center of Charleston 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 or Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church 302 Hibben St., Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 or a charity of your choice.

6 Comments

  • Ben and Nancy Lineberry says:

    Lois, Pam, and Eric

    We were so sorry to read of your husband and dad’s death in the paper. We have fond memories of your family in first grade and on ball teams. Your dad had many accomplishments during his lifetime. We extend our deepest sympathy to your family.

  • Traci Smith Helton says:

    Gerald was like my second dad growing up. I have such great memories of sleepovers and pool parties. Lois, Pam, & Eric, you have my deepest sympathy. Love to you all.

  • Keith and Susan McLeod says:

    Lois, Pam and Eric

    We were deeply saddened to hear about Gerry. It is such a loss. He was a wonderful neighbor to us for so many years and a truly kind man. I know you have wonderful memories which will comfort and sustain you. Our hearts go out to all three of you and your entire family. Kelly and Keith send their condolences as well. You all remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you.

    Keith and Susan McLeod

  • Joe & Brenda Lee says:

    We’re so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. I worked with him at Siemens for 20 years and he was a good friend for all the years after that. We played some golf together and laughed a lot together. He will be sorely missed.

  • Wesley Lancaster says:

    I remember your dad as a tee ball or baseball coach some 30 plus years ago (hard to remember which now). I just happened across this today online and would like to respectfully send my condolances to your family.
    Wes Lancaster

  • John and Nancy Jamison says:

    Lois,
    Joan and Donald McAbee sent us the obituary of Gerry. We will never forget your being wonderful neighbors across the street and taking us to the hospital the night Mark was born.
    We are in Arkansas now where Mark and his family live.
    Thank God for the years you all had together.
    Praise God that He is the God of ALL Comfort.
    John and Nancy Jamison