Thomas Joseph Bardin

March 17, 1957August 27, 2011

Thomas Joseph Bardin, Jr.

CHAPIN – Thomas Joseph Bardin, Jr., 54, husband of Angie Dixon Bardin, went to his eternal rest on Saturday, August 27, 2011. He was a native of Beaufort and had lived in the midlands of South Carolina since graduating from the University of South Carolina. A celebration of his life will be held at Chapin Presbyterian Church in Chapin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. The family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Eloise Webb Bardin; a son, Thomas Joseph “Tripp” Bardin, III, of Chapin and a daughter, Jill Bardin Christmus, married to Nathan Christmus, of Irmo. He is also survived by three sisters, Kelli Brown of Lexington, married to Jeff Brown, Sharon Bardin of Arizona and Faithe Davis of Kershaw, wife of Bob Davis, and numerous nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. He is survived also by his life-long buddies, Craig McTeer and Mark Roseneau and many other fishing buddies in Beaufort, SC. He was predeceased by his father, Mr. Thomas Joseph Bardin, Sr. and three half-sisters, Polly Evans, Katherine Kline and Tannie Sheppard. Tom was a charter member of Chapin Presbyterian Church. Before Chapin Presbyterian Church was organized, he was a member of Dutch Fork Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, elder, deacon and treasurer. Mr. Bardin received his MPA and BA from the University of South Carolina. After his graduation in December 1978, he was employed at the South Carolina Legislative Audit Council as an Associate Auditor. He worked at the Legislative Audit Council until 1997 where he rose through the ranks to become a Senior Audit Manager. During this time he also served on the Executive Board of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society of the National Conference of State Legislatures. In 1997 Mr. Bardin became the Head of the Division of Program Assessment at the South Carolina Department of Social Services. He was later promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Quality Assessment at the Department of Social Services. In January 2009 Mr. Bardin was appointed to serve as the Director of the South Carolina General Assembly’s Legislative Audit Council, a position he held with distinction until his death. He loved spending time with his family on the water. He swam daily and loved riding around Lake Murray in the pontoon or paddle boat with his wife and two dogs. He was an avid runner, running at least five miles daily for over 30 years. He enjoyed working in his yard and home. He loved his children dearly and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorials may be made to Chapin Presbyterian Church, 800 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin, SC 29036.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thomas Joseph Bardin

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March 17, 2012

Will be praying for you and your family today..Love, Mylene and Glenn Davis

Elaine Green

March 16, 2012

Angie, I am so sorry that you have lost your wonderful husband. You were there for me when I lost my husband. I remember all the wonderul stories you told me about Tommy and your children. I do know what you are going thru. My prayers are with you and you family.
Elaine Green
West Columbia, S.C.

Barbara Brown

September 26, 2011

To the Bardin family: I just found out that Tommy has left us and I am in shock to hear of his graduation so soon. I will always remember the Bardin kids with their blonde hair and smiles. They went with my children to the Beaufort schools and were all close friends.."Tommy, you will be missed by so many who knew you and never forgotten..know that you are loved by all of them"..My prayers go out to each member of the family and hope that you will rest in peace knowing that Tommy is with our dear Lord Jesus Christ at this time.

Bobbye Newsome

September 4, 2011

We were so sad to hear about Tommy. So many of the things we do and say are Bardinisms from our times with the two of you, so long ago. Craig was happy to have made contact with Tommy again, and I am so glad they reconnected. You had the kind of guy who makes a great impression on so many people. He was such a good guy. Although I know that is a comfort to you, I also know you will miss him terribly.
With deepest sadness,
Bobbye and Craig

Terrea Parker

September 4, 2011

Tommy was a great man. Growing up with Tommy and the entire family was wonderful. Being one of the Boyer Street group, I knew him very well. My heart is sadden with this news. To know him was to love him! Angie and children, Ms. B, Faith, Sharon & Kelly, keeping you all in prayer, knowing God will carry you through each and every passing day. My love to all of you.

September 2, 2011

I have known Tommmy since Mossy Oaks Elementary School. He was always a nice, gentle, understanding person. I am sorry that I did not get to spend as much time with him and his family through the years, but he was respected and loved by me and I always enjoyed seeing him and spending time in his company. My sympathies to you Angie, Jill and Tripp, and extended family. Tommy was an exceptional man, who will be missed by all who knew him. God bless you and know that all the friends of Tommy are here for you always! Billy and Pam Glover

Konni Shier

September 1, 2011

Angie, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I hope that with time, your many memories will be a great source of comfort to you and your family.

September 1, 2011

Angie, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Norma, Phil, Kaitlyn, Heather, Zack and Shawn Case

September 1, 2011

Dear Angie,
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your husband sounds like an amazing man.
Angie Enlow

Ingrid, Danny, Jake & Hunter Cannon

September 1, 2011

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.