The children of the late Howard Vernon Bazen and Bernice Smith Bazen share the loss of their “Baby Brother,” Michael Lynn Bazen, 59, of Darlington. Mr. Bazen fought courageous health battles to include multiple injuries and illnesses over time.
Michael was a beloved Father, Brother and Brother-In-Law, Uncle, “Cousin” (“Cuz”) and Friend. He was an avid Clemson Tiger Fan and loved all sports. Many will remember Michael for his awesome personality and quick wit. He always had a joke! Nothing pleased him more than a “Tiger Victory!”
Michael worked as a successful businessman and enjoyed assisting in his family’s restaurant business begun by his Father in the 1940’s. His fun loving spirit and personality assisted him in building relationships with many friends over the years.
Surviving are his son, Christopher Bazen; his girlfriend of many years, Mary “Bunny” Kelly; sisters, Belinda (Nelson) Lee, Judy (Billy) Moore and Lisa (Buddy) Ralley; brothers, Bucky Bazen and Johnny Bazen; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Michael is preceded in death by a sister, Carlene Bryant.
A funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following at Grove Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-4 Sunday at the funeral home and other times at his sister's, 132 Country Club Rd, Darlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Darlington County Humane Society, PO Box 1655 Hartsville, SC 29551.
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