Mr. James Thomas Thompson, 87, died on Friday, September 2, 2022. Born, April 4, 1935, in Chesterfield County, SC, he was a son of the late William and Ethel Turnage Thompson. James was a member of Maranatha Family Center in Cheraw, SC and enjoyed fishing and hunting arrow heads with his grandchildren. He loved Cheraw and knew almost everything about the history of Cheraw and South Carolina. He loved old artifacts and enjoyed going to Cheraw Town Council Meetings and Chesterfield County Council Meetings. In his later years, Mr. Thompson became very interested in politics, some would even say that he was a political activist. He also enjoyed reading and telling people about Cheraw. He will be most remembered for his love for his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
James leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 68 years, Marian Jones Thompson of the home; daughters, Linda Sharpe (Robert) of Santee, SC and Vickie Boan (Ted) of Cheraw, SC; a brother, Bill Thompson (Cathy) of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Chad Lee (Bethany), Kristen Driggers (Barry), Robbie Sharpe (Mallory), and Ryan Sharpe (Zealy); great-grandchildren, Lincoln Lee, Londyn Driggers, Laney Driggers, Peyton Sharpe, Jennie Claire Sharpe, John Ryan Sharpe, and Hazel Sharpe; and his “right hand man”, James Hannah.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 5, 2022, at Maranatha Family Center in Cheraw, SC. A private burial will be held at a later date.
The family will receive friends, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Memorials may be made to Maranatha Family Center Abba’s House, PO Box 639, Cheraw, SC 29520.
Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Thompson family in their time of grief.
Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.