Charles Wills “Red” DuBose, a longtime Camden, S.C., resident and a supporter of the Carolina Cup, died Sunday, May 19, at his home, Cantey Lane Farm. He was 77.
The Carolina Cup’s spring timber race, the C. P. and Edith Wills DuBose Cup, was named in memory of his parents.
He was active in Camden real estate, and his Charles Wills DuBose Real Estate became a part of Russell & Jeffcoat.
He took great interest in local and family history. He was a grandson of Camden Mayor Charles Perkins DuBose, a descendant of Revolutionary War hero Gen. Joseph Kershaw, a great-grandson of Confederate Gen. John Doby Kennedy, and a great-grandson of Titanic survivor Edith Junkins Graham.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Diana Easter DuBose; a daughter, Edith Wills DuBose; a son, Brooks Easter DuBose; a brother, Graham Kennedy DuBose, and sister, Suzanne DuBose Ziemke.
He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Springdale Hall Club, the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and past member of the Camden Gun Club, Camden Hunt, Farmington Hunt, and Farmington Country Club.
Graveside services will be held at Quaker Cemetery in Camden on Saturday, May 25, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Carolina Cup Racing Association, a 501(c)(4) charitable organization.