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Dr. Henry Plowden "Mutt" Bozard

July 29, 1942 - Monday, July 17, 2017

Dr. Henry Plowden “Mutt” Bozard, our father, would be honored that the Pee Dee Roundup National Show is being dedicated to him this year. Being a part of his beloved Eastern South Carolina Mustang Club was one of the best things in his life. He loved his red Shelby, but the cherished friendships he made were what Dad truly valued.

Dad made an impact on everyone he met, and we love that he is still making a difference today. He spent a lifetime ensuring his hometown of Manning, SC, was a remarkable place to work, live, and raise a family. He had a 42-year distinguished career as a dentist, but he may also be remembered for his commitment as a volunteer firefighter for almost 40 years, where he served as the Battalion Chief for the last 15 years. Providing help to those in need during a time of crisis was what Dad was all about and one of the reasons he was loved and respected by so many. He also served on the Bank of Clarendon’s Board of Directors, was a member of the SC State Firefighters’ Association, the PeeDee Firefighters’ Association, and the state director of the National Volunteer Fire Council. Just a month before his death, he was inducted into the SC State Firefighters’ Hall of Fame.

Dad was a devoted husband for 50 years to our wonderful mother, Lynne. My brother and I would agree his most influential role was being our father. Leading by example and being a positive role model laid the foundation for us to become independent, hard working adults. He taught us the value of respect, integrity, and a strong work ethic. We always thought Dad was tough on us, but little did we know the foundation he was building. It was not until later in our lives that we realized the depth of his character and what a truly amazing man he was. His impact and inspiration were monumental, and he would do anything for anyone. He was a kind and genuine man with a heart of gold. Telling stories and laughing with friends were two of his greatest gifts, always loving a captive audience.

His love for cars began at the early age of eight when he went to his first car race at Darlington International Speedway with his parents. That was all it took, and he was hooked. His 2007 red Shelby Super Snake was his most prized possession. Much to Mom’s chagrin, he had a house built in the backyard just for his Mustang. Dad affectionately called it the Mustang House, and he spent countless hours tinkering and making sure his Shelby was ready for the next show, without a spider web in sight.

It was always Dad’s dream to see his club host the national car show, and now he will be watching. What an amazing view he will have!

Ashton and Bo Bozard