Gerald L. Haulbrooks
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Gerald L. Haulbrooks

June 21, 1932 - September 24, 2002

Gerald L. Haulbrooks

June 21, 1932 - September 24, 2002


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Obituary for Gerald L. Haulbrooks

HAULBROOKS- Gerald L. Haulbrooks, 70, of Folly Beach husband of Sonia Haulbrook, passed away Tuesday, September 24th at his residence. Born in Anderson, SC to the late, Otis James and Mary Broome Haulbrooks. He was a 1950 graduate of Fairforest High School in Spartanburg, SC. He then entered the United States Navy in 1954 and then was employed by Naco Company as a clerk typist in January of 1953, and then he was transferred to Charleston as a chief Accountant for all of SC operations. In July of 1954 a local CPA firm employed him. From July 1, 1960 to November 1, 2001 he was owner and President of Gerald L. Haulbrooks Public Accounting Firm. Mr. Haulbrooks was very active in the community, he served 8 years as a member of the S.C. State Board of Accountancy; 8 years as a member of the National Association of State Boards; 12 years as a member and 5 years chairman of the St. Andrews Park and Playgrounds Commission; twice Past President of the S.C. Society of Accountants; twice Past President of the Optimist Club; past committee chairman for the National Association of Public Accountants, member of the Pet Helpers Board of Directors since 1997; member of the Country Club of Charleston; Life Member of the Elks Lodge Post # 242; former member of the Real Estate Brokers, Rifle Club, and Sertoma Club. A resolution passed in the House of Representatives bill number H. 2122 in the state of S.C. to command Gerald L. Haulbrooks for his many years of unselfishness and dedicated service as a member of the St. Andrews Parks and Playground Commission. In Mr. Haulbrooks spare time he enjoyed playing golf and fishing. Surviving him is wife of the home, daughter, Brenda H. Cox of Greensboro, NC, three sons, Gerald L. "Buddy" Haulbrooks, Jr., of Ravenel, SC., Richard G. Haulbrooks of Garden City, SC., and Donald E. Haulbrooks of Summerville, SC., also 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. His brother Edgar Haulbrooks predeceased Mr. Haulbrooks. The family will receive friends 6-8PM Friday, September 27th at McALISTER-SMITH DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. A Celebration of Gerald's life will be 11AM Saturday, September 28th at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park Memorial Contributions can be made to Pet Helpers Adoption Center, 1430 Folly Rd., James Island, SC 29412 or to the Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave., Charleston, SC 29405. Online condolences may be sent to the Haulbrooks family by going to

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