Obituary of Justin Joseph Twining
Justin Joseph Twining – A Celebration of Life service for Justin Joseph Twining, 34, of West Columbia, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Mausoleum Chapel of Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the Mausoleum Chapel at Woodridge Memorial Park. Justin will be laid to rest at 1:00 PM, following the service, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 7041 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29223.
Justin Twining passed away April 28, 2023. Born in Springfield, MA, he was the son of Donald Ray Twining and Diane E Lederer Twining. Justin graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School, where he played football. He served his country in the US Army, and was an Iraq War veteran. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, National Defense Service Medal, and Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal.
Following his discharge from the Army, Justin was employed by Chalmers and Kubeck in Lexington. He enjoyed outdoor activities and spending time with his son, Gideon, and his family. Justin was a loving and loyal son, father, brother, cousin and friend who will be dearly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Justin is survived by his son, Gideon M. Twining; sister, Danielle Twining, brother, Nicholas Kane; “brother cousins,” Scott and Ray Gregoire; paternal grandfather, Everett Twining (fiancée, Cheryl Hunter); maternal grandfather, Karl Lederer (Gloria); aunt and uncle, Sandy and Ray Bessette; uncles, Eric Lederer, Eric Twining, Sean Twining, Roland Gregoire, Chris Melaragno (Brenda); aunt, Nicole Landry (Mark); God-father/uncle, Alcide “Bud” Lambert; and many great uncles, aunts and cousins. Justin was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Esther Lederer; paternal grandmother, Jean Twining; uncle, Paul Lederer.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Gideon Twining Education Fund, (in care of his grandfather) c/o Donald Twining, 1825 Chadsworth Drive, Cayce, SC 29033.
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Gathering of friends and family
Celebration of Life service
Interment with US Army honors