The Hon. Phillip Dyches Sasser ’57

The Hon. Phillip Dyches Sasser ’57, of Conway, S.C., died April 11 at home. Born Dec. 30, 1934, in Conway, he was the son of James Archibald Sasser, M. D., and Martha Dyches Sasser. He was a member of the S.C. and Horry County Bar Associations, the First Baptist Church of Conway, and attended Christ the Servant Lutheran Church. A graduate of Davidson and the University of S.C. School of Law, Representative Sasser was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He proudly served his country in the S.C. National Guard. Upon passing the S.C. State Bar exam, he began his legal practice in Conway, where he became a partner in Burroughs, Green, and Sasser Law Firm. In 1968, he was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives, where he served two terms. Hallmarks of his career included serving as city judge for Conway and on the board of trustees for the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon the end of his service on the MUSC board, Sasser was named trustee emeritus. Among his greatest accomplishments, Sasser counted establishing “Fishing Day for the Handicapped” as a charter member of the Waccamaw Sertoma Club. Sasser was preceded in death by his parents, his precious wife of 47 years, Martha “Pat” Dusenbury Sasser, and his brother, James Archibald Sasser, Jr. ’55. Survivors include children, Phillip Dyches Sasser, Jr. (Beverly), Martha Sasser Hunn (Ralph), Sallie Sasser Glover (David), and James Richardson “Ritchie” Sasser; brothers, Charles Sasser ’63 and Marshall Sasser ’58, 2349 Steep Landing Rd., Conway, SC 29526; and three grandchildren, Brigitte Hunn, Berkeley Glover, and Shelley Sasser.