Bruce Gregory Dew

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Bruce Gregory Dew
WEST COLUMBIA, SC - Bruce Dew died on August 17, 2016 at his home surrounded by Family and Friends after years of declining health. Born in Charleston, South Carolina on August 29, 1951, he was 65 years old. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert L Dew and Mary Hotchkiss Dew; his grandmother, Elise Bouknight Jackson; his adopted son, Bruce G. Dew; his sister, Janice Dew Reynolds; and his brothers, John W. Dew, and Franklyn H. Dew. Surviving him are a bother, Ewin D. Dew and his sister in law, Margie Dew, who assisted him greatly as his health declined. Bruce had numerous nieces and nephews: Edwin D. Dew II, Toni M Dew, Pamela Dew, Aly D'Onofrio,
Preston Mains, Jennifer Dew Royal, John W. Dew II, Jennifer Reynolds, Melony Reynolds; and aunts, Sandra Feldman and Darnell Wall. He is also survived by his uncle, Joseph Hotchkiss.
Eddie, Toni, Aly and Preston were four children Bruce loved and treated as if they were his own.
Bruce was educated in the public schools of Aiken County. He received an Associate in Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina, Aiken Regional Campus; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Sciences, Cum Laude, from the University of South Carolina, in Columbia; a Diploma in Comparative Political and Economic Systems, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; and a Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Bruce worked until his health declined. He was a Social Worker and Manager of Welfare Services for the Salvation Army, Aiken, SC. He was a Research Assistant, U.S. Government and United Nations Documents, University of South Carolina Columbia, S.C.; a private investigator for Hugh Roberts Investigations of Columbia; the managing partner in the Law Firm of Turnipseed Dew and Westbrook, in West Columbia, SC; a Judge of the Fifth Magisterial District, Lexington County, South Carolina; and a Special Assistant to the Director, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, while serving as a White House Fellow. Bruce was also the Director, Division of Public Safely Programs, Office of the Governor, Columbia, SC. He was a partner in the firm of Turnipseed Bogan and Dew in Columbia and a partner with Tom Turnipseed in the Firm of Turnipseed Dew and Associates of Columbia. After leaving the partnership he continued to practice law as a solo practitioner until his retirement.
His many honors and awards include: Member of Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honorary Leadership Society; Wig and Robe, Honorary Scholastic Legal Society, University of South Carolina, School of Law. He received a Michael Mongo Scholarship, University of South Carolina, School of Law; and a Strom Thurmond Scholarship, University of South Carolina.
Bruce was proud to be selected a White House Fellow, and was assigned as Special Assistant to the Director, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. He was elected as permanent class representative and President of the White House Fellow Alumni Association and Member.
Before retiring from the Bar, he was a member of the Lexington and Richland County Bars; the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, now known as the American Association of Justice; the American Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar,
Throughout his legal career, Bruce was an advocate for the injured workers that he represented on Workers' Compensation Claims. He was a pioneer and active practitioner in the field of Occupational Diseases. He worked with Dr. Arend Bouhuys, an internationally known epidemiologist; lectured on the subject and published the first legal article in South Carolina on the subject of Byssinosis litigation (Brown Lung). He had a soft place in his heart for anyone who needed help. Over the years, he helped hundreds of people who were down on their luck and needed a helping hand.
In lieu of flowers, the Family requests that Memorials be sent to the .
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Aug. 24, 2016
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