Carlisle Void

May 30, 1948 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 73)


Carlisle Void, the only son of the late Eddie and Earlean Little Void, was born on May 30, 1948 in Bowman, SC.  After a brief illness, he was called home from labor to reward while at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, SC on May 26, 2022.

Carlisle, called “Eddie” by some, attended the public schools of Bowman and graduated from Bethune Memorial High School in 1966. He attended Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Program.   He joined St. Michael UMC, now New Covenant UMC, at an early age. He was a member and past secretary of the United Methodist Men and a finance steward.

After graduation, Carlisle joined the workforce at Fabric Services, a local textile plant. Carlisle was then drafted into the US Army where he served in the 25th Infantry Division. He served two years and was Honorably Discharged in 1970 as a SPC 4 Warrant officer. He was awarded a bronze star for his bravery in Vietnam.

After being discharged from the Army, he was rehired by the textile plant. For a period of 40+ years, Carlisle worked in various industrial plants as a supervisor and machinist. The list includes Fabric Services which later became Greenwood Mills, Utica Tool, Federal Mogul and Allied Air.

He and a dedicated group of young black men were the proud owners of Bowman Supermarket for a number of years. Their store provided quality foods, gas and employment opportunities to numerous Bowman citizens.  He was also a gifted air conditioning and refrigeration repair man. He used his talents to help people save money on costly repairs.

He married the love of his life, Shirlene Shuler Void on July 3, 1971. To this union, their only son Stephon Carlisle Void was born.

Carlisle enjoyed spending time with family, especially visits from his sister and niece and the family Christmas pajama party. He loved attending the family reunions and most recently, conversing with family and friends by phone or visits. He enjoyed watching the Carolina Panthers football games on Sundays and a variety of tv shows, especially the Young and the Restless and game shows.

Carlisle was a giving, advising and encouraging uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He would tell them how proud he was of them and their endeavors.  He was there for his niece and nephew, Raunda and Andre Rivers, during their formative years. He looked forward to them spending the summers with him and the family. He would later say they were his “practice children” before his dear son was born.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Earlean Little Void; sister, Ada Mae Void Rivers; sister-in-law, Ella S. Wright: brothers-in-law, Charles B. Frazier and Benjamin and Willie J. Shuler.

Those left to cherish his life and fond memories are: his wife of 50 years, Shirlene S. Void and devoted son, Stephon C. Void, both of the home; sister, Queen Ester Void Frazier of Bowman, SC; sisters-in-law, Charlese Shuler and Joyce Shuler (Bobby) Spells of Bowman, SC, Marilyn Shuler Owens of Lexington, SC and Harriet Shuler of Orangeburg, SC; brothers-in-law, Horace (Christine) Thomas of Rowesville, SC and Robert Wright; Uncle, Lawrence (Birdie) Berry; host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, classmates and NCUMC family.

The service will proceed as follows:

The viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 31,2022 at Glover's Funeral Home from 1:00pm until 7:00pm.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 1,2022 at Glover's Funeral Home beginning at 1:00pm. All those attending service must wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 rules and regulations.

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May 31, 2022

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Glover's Funeral Home
2562 Charleston Highway
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Funeral Service
June 1, 2022

1:00 PM
Glover's Funeral Home
2562 Charleston Highway
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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