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Harold Talmadge Mahaffey

March 7, 1933 — March 25, 2024

Harold Talmadge Mahaffey (The Legend), affectionately known as Tibb to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2024, in Taylors, SC, at the age of 91. Born on March 7, 1933, in Greenville, SC, Tibb was a man of great humor, wisdom, and generosity. His life was a testament to the love and joy he brought to all who knew him.

Tibb's journey began in the heart of South Carolina, where he grew up surrounded by the warmth of his family. Although he bid farewell to his beloved wife Shirley Rachel Mahaffey, his sons Leon and Harold Mahaffey, his granddaughter Latasha McCalister, and his siblings Duck, Roy, Tom, Meryl, and Vivian, he continued to be a source of strength and love for his surviving family members. Tib found love again with his wife Gordana Mahaffey, and together they shared many cherished moments. His legacy lives on through his daughters Tamara Reynolds, Gail Bradberry, Lynn Powell, Anna Bowers, and Milica Micovic, who will remember him as a devoted father and role model. Also survived by his brother Clifford Mahaffey, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

A man dedicated to his community, Tib spent many years as a maintenance worker for the Greenville County School District until his retirement. His commitment to his work was paralleled only by his involvement in various associations, where he made lasting contributions and formed enduring friendships.

Tib was a man of the outdoors, finding solace in the tranquility of hunting and fishing. He had a deep appreciation for nature and the simple pleasures of life. Yet, it was the time spent with his family that Tib cherished most. Whether reading a book or sharing stories, his presence was a comfort to those around him. His ability to make others laugh, coupled with his sage advice, made him a father figure to many beyond his own kin.

Those who knew Tibb will remember him as a man who lived his life with a generous spirit. He approached each day with a sense of humor that was contagious, and his wise counsel was sought by many. Tib's generosity knew no bounds, and his door was always open to friends and strangers alike.

As we say goodbye to Harold Talmadge Mahaffey, we celebrate a life rich in experiences and filled with love. He has left an indelible mark on the hearts of those he touched, and his memory will continue to inspire us. Tibb's life was a journey of joy, laughter, and an unwavering commitment to his family and community. He will be deeply missed, but the stories of his kindness and his zest for life will be retold for generations to come.

In honor of Tibb's extraordinary life, his family will gather in a private ceremony to share memories and to honor the man who was a beacon of light in their lives. His spirit, so full of life and laughter, will forever be a cherished memory in the lives of all who were fortunate enough to have known him. Tib's legacy is one of love, laughter, and the enduring strength of family, and it will continue to shine brightly as a guiding light for all.

Harold Talmadge Mahaffey's journey on this earth has come to a close, but his story will live on through the countless lives he enriched. As we reflect on his life, we are reminded of the joy that can be found in each day and the importance of cherishing those we hold dear. Tib was truly a father to all, and his memory will be held in our hearts forever.

A Celebration of Life at his favorite place- Lake Greenwood with Picnic By The Lake. April 6, 2024.
Bring your fishing gear. Finger foods will be served. We will meet at 302 State Parks Road, Ninety Six, SC 29666 between 2-5pm Shelter #1
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