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Born Jan. 19, 1922, in Manning, he was a son of the late Hugh Edward and Callie Daniels Thompson. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a retired service manager for Prothro Chevrolet, and a member of the American Legion, the American Association of Retired Persons and Clarendon Baptist Church.
Survivors besides his wife of Alcolu include two sons, Hugh Raymond (Dianne) Thompson Jr. of Alcolu and Jerry R. (Marilyn) Thompson of Eutawville; a daughter, Gayle Thompson (Art) Byers of Blythewood; two sisters, Joyce T. Link and Cleo T. (Bill) DuBose, both of Sumter; three grandchildren, Joy Thompson of Eutawville and Laci and Hugh Raymond Thompson III, both of Alcolu; and three step-grandchildren, Jenny, Jeremy and Jill.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike DeCosta officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cemetery in Alcolu.
Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the funeral home, and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Clarendon Baptist Church, P.O. Box 307, Alcolu, SC 29001; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, S.C. Chapter, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169-3496.
Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, handled arrangements. (803) 435-2179.