Hugh Thomas Arthur II

June 22, 1945February 3, 2017

COLUMBIA - Hugh Thomas “Tom” Arthur II, 71, died Friday, February 3, 2017. Born on June 22, 1945 in Elkins, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Hugh Thomas Arthur and Violet Hoover Arthur. Tom was a graduate of Columbia High School and Wofford College. He received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of South Carolina and a Law degree from Mercer University. He taught at Jacksonville State University and later went to work at SCANA in 1982 and retired as General Council in 2005. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Karen Carter Arthur; son, Brandon Thomas Arthur of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter, Shannon Arthur Hancock (Jody) of Charleston; grandchildren, Anna and Mary Davis Hancock; and beloved dogs, Colin and Abby. A gathering to visit with family and friends will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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February 16, 2017

Karen, Zina and I extend our deepest sympathies on Tom's passing. Tom's brilliance, range of interests and great sense of humor, always made me look forward to being in his presence. He was a good friend during our time at SCANA together and he will be missed. Blessings to you and the family.
~ Pat Hudson

Shirley Sanders

February 15, 2017

Karen,Brandon and Shannon I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My thoughts and prayers continue. Worked with Tom at SCPC and SCANA.

Linda Schiesser

February 8, 2017

I worked with Tom at SCANA when he was General Council and greatly admired him. He was funny and always fun to be around. I am so sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed. May God bless you and yours in this time of sorrow. Linda

February 8, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray constantly."

Mitchell Willoughby

February 7, 2017

Karen, Brandon, and Shannon,
I wish to extend my deepest sympathies for the loss of Tom. I knew Tom for many years and had worked with him on matters of great stress. He was always thoughtful, considerate, and professional and was a wonderful leader with whom to work. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and it was a genuine pleasure to share food and laughter with him. While I know you will miss him greatly, please take solace in the certain knowledge that he lived a life of honor, leaving you a legacy of a good name and a life well lived. My prayer for each of you is that you will receive God's blessings of peace and serenity during this time of loss. With warmest and deepest condolences,
Mitch Willoughby

February 4, 2017

sorry for your family lost was a great class mate at chs from 63 class

S Wilson

February 4, 2017

May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. Psalms 116:15.

February 4, 2017

God Bless His Soul.
John and Catherine Flitter

February 4, 2017

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11

Dorothy Tudor

February 3, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I pray for comfort and peace for you, Brandon, and Shannon. I recall serving on the vestry at St. David's with Tom years ago, and also Tom's wonderful sense of humor.
I will ask our parish administrator, Linda Brumbaugh, to share this news with the parishioners on the parish email list.
Peace and blessings,
Dorothy Tudor