Sam H. Frierson III

June 12, 1966May 30, 2019

LEXINGTON - Sam H. Frierson, III passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019, at MUSC, Charleston, SC. A funeral mass, conducted by Rev. Raymond J. Carlo, will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2350 Augusta Hwy, Lexington, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Sammy was born June 12, 1966 in Charleston, SC. The family relocated to Lexington, SC in 1973, where he later graduated from Lexington High School and attended Spartanburg Methodist College. He played youth and varsity football and basketball and golfed in Nike Teardrop tour events in Florida while employed at TPC Prestancia Sarasota Florida. Sammy was a beloved coach and faculty member to all students at Brookland Cayce High School. Known as the Voice of the Bearcats, he announced BCHS football, basketball, and soccer athletic events for years, as well as the annual BCHS graduation ceremonies. He was honored at the opening of this year's ceremony held the day following his sudden passing. A colleague has expressed to the family that "...the loss and grief is weighing over the school." He is survived by his beloved wife, Letty; adored children, Morgan, Evelyn and Jackie (Zach) Caulder; beloved grandson, Gabriel Caulder; his beloved mother, Marjorie Frierson; beloved sister, Lynne F. Thomas and beloved brother, Randall W. (Tracy) Frierson; loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves behind his best four-legged buddy, Bam. Sammy is predeceased by his beloved father, Sam H. Frierson, Jr.; sister, Theresa F. Corbin, and nephew, Joshua G. Frierson. He was also predeceased by grandparents, Sam H. and Lottie Frierson and William L. and Mary F. Schachte, all of Charleston, SC. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the expert medical specialists involved in his care at MUSC, and to his aunt and uncle, Bill and Carmen Schachte of Charleston, SC and his cousin, Dana Edwards of Summerville, SC for their invaluable assistance while Sammy was at MUSC in Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Brookland Cayce High School Education Foundation, PO Box 2482, West Columbia, SC 29171 in memory of Sam H. Frierson III or the charity of one's choice. Following his funeral mass, the family will receive guests at a Repast Luncheon in the Corpus Christi Parish Hall. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Brookland Cayce High School Education Foundation


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Repast Luncheon following service Wednesday, June 5, 2019


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Claire Adkins

June 7, 2019

Coach, you were like a second dad to me, one of the only people in my life that understood and shared a passion and desire for something so bad it overwhelmed us. Every time I fight to be the “first to the ball” I will think of you. Love and miss you Coach❤️

Ainsley Staton

June 4, 2019

thank you, thank you for not only being an amazing coach but for being an amazing person in general. I’m going to miss seeing you in the hallways expecting my fist pump and the big smile you’d give that would light up the whole school. I’m happy your pain free. i will forever miss you !

Gayle Stone

June 4, 2019

RIP Sammy. My thoughts and prayers to you! May the peace of the Lord be with you always! Love You!

Ted Lightle

June 4, 2019


It doesn't seem so long ago, the Feed Stable memories. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Say hello to your dad and sister for me.

Allison Hinson-Okey

June 4, 2019

Sammy, You will be missed sweet friend. The memories I have of you and John John on little league football are some of the best childhood memories I hold close to my heart. You rest easy dear friend.


Ricky Younginer

June 3, 2019

Growing up with Sam was a pleasure. All throughout school his face and attitude was one of joy and happiness! The last few years as the daughters got older me and Sam would always laugh about how the daughters would always look to see if it was me driving a Capitol Bus. Sam you are going to be greatly missed. Get your rest young man and I'll see you on the other side! Love you buddy!

Tami j. Mccraw

June 3, 2019

My thoughts & prayers are with your family. Sammy will be missed very much as he was a very well liked guy. Just so nice. May you all find peace knowing he is with his Heavenly Father & made a great imprint on this world. So sorry for your loss.

Brenda Germany-Bond

June 3, 2019

'RIP' My Lexington High School Classmate. We've lost way too many of our Wildcats here lately. You will be missed by many. Prayers for the entire family. 🙏🏻

Deana Wash

June 3, 2019

My prayers for Letty and all of the family. You are so loved.

Marianne & Greg Sheckler

June 3, 2019

Letty & family,
Greg & I are so very sorry to see this very untimely passing of Sammy.
He always had such a warm smile & welcoming hug for us when we saw him.
We know he will be greatly missed by all. He loved his family dearly.
God be with you all in this time of sorrow and may he hold each & everyone of you in his arms.

Letty my dear friend, you know I'm here.....

With sincere sadness & sorrow,
Marianne & Greg Sheckler