OBITUARY

Ernest Millard Thompson

June 12, 1934March 27, 2021
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Ernest (Ernie) M. Thompson, 86, widower of Ermaline Clayton Thompson and Sherrion Davis Thompson, entered into eternal rest on Saturday March 27, 2021 at his home in Port Richey, FL. His funeral will be held Friday April 2nd at 5:00 pm at Carolina Memorial Gardens 7113 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC. The family will receive friends before the funeral from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Ernie was born June 12, 1934 in Harlan County, Kentucky, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Calloway and Nannie Lee Littrell Thompson. Ernie graduated from Bell County High School in 1951 lettering in baseball, football and track which he was most proud. After high school Ernie enlisted in the US Air Force serving from 1952 - 1957 as an Air Craft Mechanic spending time in the Korean Conflict and promoted to the rank of Sergeant. After his military service he attended Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College from 1957 – 1960, now known as Eastern Kentucky University, obtaining a teaching degree. He started teaching Industrial Arts in Charleston and soon worked part time for Charleston Plywood and Lumber. His success at Charleston Plywood and Lumber ended his teaching career that evolved into a successful full time career in sales. He then went to work for Charleston County as the Supervisor of County Services until his retirement. After retirement he spent the following years loving life with his family and friends and after Sherrion’s retirement moved to Port Richey Florida where they enjoyed the rest of their lives. Ernie was an avid outdoorsman spending many years fishing, hunting and golfing and recently joked about shooting his age on the golf course on many occasions. He enjoyed following any sport especially if it involved Kentucky or The Citadel. Ernie never met a stranger and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a life member of Elks Lodge 242. He is survived by his children; Lee Ann (Mark) Williams of Charleston, SC, Melinda (Paul Ironmonger) Davies of Port Richey, FL, Stephanie (Paul) Stephenson of Hanahan, SC, Jennifer (Greg) Mixson of Hollywood, SC, Sonya Deloney of North Charleston, SC, and James (Camille) Crocker of Summerville, SC ; his grandchildren Stephanie (Steven) Driggers of Hanahan, SC, Marlee (Dan) McNamee of Charleston, SC, Marlynn (William) Richardson and Hunter Mixson of Hollywood, SC, and Dylan and Jenna Crocker of Summerville, SC; his great-grandchildren Elliott and Sailor Driggers of Hanahan, SC and Clayton Richardson of Hollywood, SC. He is also survived by siblings – Barbara Goodin, Patricia Jackson, Johnny, Lois Lawson and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, wives, siblings Herbert, Nevada Ann Partin, Nora Edna Greene, Billy, Charles and Charlene Dalton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charleston Fisher House or the American Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dignitymemorial.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

    Friday, April 2, 2021

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  • A Life Well Celebrated Service at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

    Friday, April 2, 2021

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Air Force Military Honors will be performed immidiately following the funeral service.

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Tom Phipps

April 2, 2021

Ernie will be so greatly missed by Carol and myself... What a Wonderful neighbor..golfing buddy and Friend !! WE Love You Uncle Ernie !!

Tom and Carol Phipps

Karlee Ray

March 31, 2021

Uncle Earnie. He wasn’t my uncle by blood but he was by heart and soul. My grandpa, Kent Sahr, considered this man his brother and best friend and because of that he became a huge part of my family. He was at every holiday and was always a cheerleader of mine. I will never forget his amazing stories and amazing family he talked about constantly. His smile was contagious. His loss is a great one, but his name makes me smile even afterwards.

Sally & Ken Davey

March 31, 2021

We have lost a wonderful and great man. Ernie was loved by all that knew him. We have wonderful memories of him and will miss him dearly. A true friend.

James Crocker

March 31, 2021

A much loved man and treated us as his own.

Ernest Duncan

March 31, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about my long time friend. It has been many years since I saw him.
He and our good friends .Billy Logan were good buddies .
My condolences to the family.
Ernest G. Duncan 111

Debby CULBERTSON

March 30, 2021

Uncle Ernie made the world a better place. This past summer he and I had lots of long talks and I will always cherish the memories we shared. He offered words of wisdom to me when my dad died. I look back on our childhood and know that God blessed us with a wonderful family and we made beautiful memories. RIP Uncle Ernie, you will always hold a special place in my heart.

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