Jerry Thackston, Sr.
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Jerome "Jerry" Christopher Thackston, Sr., 75, of 117 Bria Court, died July 13, 2013 at his home.
A native of Simpsonville, he was a son of the late Jones C. and Lillian Inez Rogers Thackston. He was a retired electrician having worked with Huntington & Guerry, Duke Power, J.D. Hollingsworth, and Bayne Lift Systems. Jerry was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid outdoorsman, golfer, and an outstanding high school athlete lettering in every sport offered. He also earned a traveling spot on the Clemson Tiger Football Team as a freshman. Jerry especially enjoyed golfing with his senior buddies at Lakeview Country Club. He remained lifelong friends with his high school classmates, regularly gathering for fellowship.
Surviving are two sons, Jerome C. Thackston, Jr. of Greer and Ferris Craig Thackston of Woodruff; a daughter, Candace Thackston Bolt and her husband, Jim of Greenville; a brother, Roger C. Thackston of Mauldin; a sister, Joan Thackston Black of Spartanburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by a brother, Jones B. Thackston and a sister, Jeanette Thackston League.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Sharon United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Matt Yon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held following the service in the Ben Brockman Family Life Center at the church.
The family is at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sharon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 418, Reidville, S.C. 29375.
Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuarycom.
The Wood Mortuary, Inc.
300 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
Published in The Greenville News on July 15, 2013