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James Paul Truluck, Jr. DMD

February 6, 1933 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 86)


James Paul Truluck, Jr., DMD, 86, died Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Veterans Victory House, Walterboro.

Dr. Truluck was born on February 6, 1933 in Florence, son of the late James Paul Truluck, Sr. and Catherine Nesmith Truluck. He was a graduate of Lake City High School, Clemson University, and The University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  Dr. Truluck began his dentistry profession while serving in the US Air force in France.  After his military service, he returned to Lake City and practiced dentistry for the next 44 years before retiring.  Dr. Truluck was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Lake City and founded Truluck Vineyard & Winery. He was a historian, genealogist, artist, gemologist and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving are his wife, Amelia Calhoun Truluck of Lake City; children, David Bowen (Joan) Truluck of Myrtle Beach, Catherine Anne Truluck (Thomas) Schellenberg of Jacksonville, FL and Stephen Alan (Kelly) Spratt of Orlando, FL; and grandchildren, Mason Truluck, Rebecca Truluck, Kay Schellenberg, Lydia S. (Michael) Stanley, Hannah S. (Peter) Helow, John Thomas Schellenberg, Paul Schellenberg, Joseph Schellenberg, Ella Schellenberg, Jeremy Schellenberg, David Bowen Truluck, Jr. Catherine Truluck, Elizabeth Truluck, William Truluck, Joseph Truluck, John Truluck, Margaret Truluck, Paul Truluck, Alex Spratt, Aidan Spratt and Camden Spratt.

Dr. Truluck was preceded in death by his first wife, Kay Bowen Truluck; sons, James Paul Truluck, III and George Calhoun Truluck; and sister, Barbara Jean Truluck.

A Funeral Mass will be Noon, Friday, January 31, 2020, at St. Philip Catholic Church, Lake City. Burial, with full Military Honors will follow at Lake City Memorial Park.                                        

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Carolina Funeral Home, Scranton, with a Rosary Service beginning at 7:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to St. Philip Catholic Church,  PO Box 399, Lake City, SC 29560.

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January 30, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

Recitation of the Rosary
January 30, 2020

7:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

Funeral Mass
January 31, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Philip Catholic Church
120 Westover Street
Lake City, SC 29560

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