Herman Dewar Thompson affectionately known as “Mr. T” was a beloved son of Mrs. Delamya Mae Pinckney Thompson and the late James H. Thompson. Born June 10, 1947 in Jenkinsville, SC, he transitioned into enteral rest on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Herman joined and was baptized at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Jenkinsville, SC at an early age. He served faithfully as the Church Parking and Security Ministry Chairperson. He was educated in the Fairfield County Public School system and graduated from McCrorey -Liston in 1965 and a graduate of Benedict College. After college, he went to teach at Friendship College in Rock Hill, SC. After one year, he returns to Columbia, SC where he was employed and worked for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice as a Juvenile Correctional Officer for 28 years. He retired in 2000. After he retired, he put all his energy into his Art which was his first love. He became an honorary member of the American Legion – Louis D. Simmons, - Post 215 under the leadership of Commander James Ridgell, and he stayed there until his death. In 2003, he also became a patron of the South Carolina State Museum under the leadership of Mr. Paul Matheny. He has several pieces of his art on permanent exhibit at the museum, which a book was published with all his art work. He is well known for his metal sculptures. If you have time, please visit the SC State Museum. Before began ill, he an average gardener.
Herman leaves to cherish his loving memories, his mother, Mrs. Delamya Mae Pinckney Thompson, Jenkinsville, SC; one brother, Melvin Thompson, Jenkinsville, SC; two sisters, Mrs. Delamya Mae Thomas, Thomson, GA; Ms. Truus E, Thompson, Jenkinsville, SC. and many wonderful nieces, nephews, a host loving relatives and friends.
Preceding Herman D. in death is his father, James H. Thompson.
Funeral service will be 11 am Saturday April 2, 2022 @ Russell-McCutchen Funeral Home Chapel, 324 S. Vanderhorst St. Winnsboro SC 29180 with burial at Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday April 1, 2022 from 12 noon to 6 pm at the Funeral Home.
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