Arthur Davis “Buster” Plowden, Jr. ’49

Arthur Davis “Buster” Plowden, Jr. ’49 of Wedgefield, S.C., died October 4, 2005. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, attended Davidson College and was a 1949 graduate of Clemson University, receiving a degree in engineering. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 15, a former member of the Clemson President’s Club, former board member of Banker’s Trust, the People’s Bank, Sumter Coatings, and V.B. Williams Furniture Co. He was an avid airplane and helicopter pilot. In 1949, he started in the construction business, and later founded Plowden Construction Co. In 1995, he founded Plowden Holding Co. He was a U.S. Army-Air Corps veteran. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Baldwin Rowland Plowden, 930 Burnt Gin Rd., Wedgefield, S.C. 29168; two sons, Arthur Davis “A.D.” Plowden III of Sumter and William Ariel Plowden of Penrose, N.C.; one daughter, Jeanne Plowden (Mark) Hall ’81 of Brevard, N.C.; two adopted sons, David Plowden and Ronald Plowden; two stepsons, Charles George (Sylvia) Rowland III and Earle (Denise) Rowland; one stepdaughter, Louise Rowland (Jim) Burns; two sisters, Claire Richards and Polly McKay; six grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Plowden; three sisters, Roberta Abbott, Eleanor Palmer, and Vivian Thibodeaux; and a stepson, Cabell Rowland.