Thurman William Kechler, Jr.

May 30, 1938May 2, 2019

HOPKINS – A graveside service for Thurman William Kechler, Jr., 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Kechler was born May 30, 1938 in Columbia, SC, and passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was the son of the late Viola Boldware and Thurman William Kechler. Mr. Kechler is survived by his daughter, Debbie Goff of Columbia; grandchildren, Kellie Reaves (Jamie) and David Zeagler, both of Lexington, and great-granddaughter, Ainsley Reaves. Elmwood Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Monday, May 6, 2019


Thurman William Kechler, Jr.

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Brenda Goodman

May 6, 2019

Mr. Kechler will be missed. I really enjoyed being his social worker at Countrywood Nursing Center. I learned a lot from Mr. Kechler. Sending prayers to his family.