快猫vip破解版黄短视频Retired Greenwood accountant, University of South Carolina trustee and Boy Scouts of America supporter A.C. “Bubba” Fennell died Thursday at age 69, after a lengthy cancer battle.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频He is remembered by many for his involvement in Greenwood, the University of South Carolina, First Baptist Church of Greenwood and service on numerous boards.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频Fennell received a bachelor’s degree from USC in business administration in 1972 and has served on the university’s board since 2012. Fennell was a former president of the USC National Alumni Association and Board of Visitors chairman. He was also inducted into the Greenwood County Hall of Fame in 2016.
In February of this year, Fennell received the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award during the Blue Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America Council Banquet.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频Fennell began his scouting journey as a Cub Scout before joining Troop 57 at Greenwood First Presbyterian Church. After achieving the rank of Eagle at the age of 14, Fennell then went on to assist his community by serving as a leader in the Long Cane District, which covers Greenwood and Abbeville counties. Fennell was also involved with the Blue Ridge Council executive board.
Fennell served as SC Festival of Flowers chairman in 1984 and then as the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce chairman in 1988.
Childhood friend and longtime accounting business partner Charles Schulze of Greenwood wrote Thursday that Fennell “will be missed by all.”
“We were business partners for 40 years and knew each other for 60 years,” Schulze said, noting the two worked together at accounting firm Elliott Davis and Fennell was hired to work at the firm by Shulze’s father, Dusty.
The elder Schulze was a native of Mason, Texas and a founding partner of the Elliott Davis accounting firm, whose first branch office was in Greenwood.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频“Sometimes, I think my father liked him better,” Schulze wrote.
“He (Bubba) never met a stranger and had no enemies that I know of,” Schulze said. “If we had to terminate someone, he (Bubba) had a very difficult time. “He (Bubba) was our personnel partner. He (Bubba) would always come into my office and close the door. I immediately knew what was coming.”
快猫vip破解版黄短视频Schulze said he would volunteer to do it instead.
“It was not in his genes to be the tough guy,” Schulze said of Fennell.
Likewise, former fellow accounting firm partner Mickey Young of Greenwood said Fennell “just loved people” and it wasn’t uncommon to see him hug a friend or former school teacher who was among his tax clients.
Certified public accountant Josh Garvin of firm Manley Garvin LLC, said Fennell was the first person to interview him for a position with what was Elliott Davis at the time.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频“I began my career with Elliott Davis here in Greenwood in July 2002,” Garvin wrote via email to the Index-Journal. “Over the years, Bubba grew from a boss to a mentor and most importantly, into a dear friend. His passion for excellence, in all that he did, is hard to find today. As I sit here today in Bubba’s office, at the double desk he so graciously left me at his retirement, I realize no matter how long I occupy this space, this will always be Bubba’s office. That’s the type of legacy he leaves and one I will strive to emulate. I miss him already.”
快猫vip破解版黄短视频Angelle LaBorde, Chamber president and CEO, spoke highly of Fennell on learning of his death.
快猫vip破解版黄短视频“Bubba’s leadership and community spirit stretched far and wide in Greenwood and beyond,” she said in an email. “The business community lost a leader, friend and advocate. His positive spirit will truly be missed.”