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George Terry Thompson
October 4, 1933 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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George Terry Thompson, 90, of Belton, passed away on December 17 at AnMed Hospital after a brief illness.
Terry was born in Pelzer, South Carolina on October 4, 1933 to the late George Thomas and Margaret Moore
Thompson. He was married to the late Sarah Jane Willingham Thompson for 62 years before she passed
away in 2016.
Terry is survived by his son, Ken (Joann) of Anderson and daughter Julie McCoy (Jeff) of Anderson. Terry is
also survived by his grandchildren; Brian Thompson (Casy Santana) of Belton, Nick McCoy of Belton and Katie
DiCarlo (Anthony) of Belton. Terry also leaves behind 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was
preceded in death by his brother Danny.
Terry was a graduate of Belton High School and Anderson Junior College. He was an executive with Abney
Mills until their closing. Afterwards, Terry worked for Louis P. Batson Company, Liberty Life Insurance,
Kanawha Insurance and was associated with the Harold Bates Agency until a few years ago. Terry was an
award winning photographer, having attended numerous weddings and class reunions Terry enjoyed his
photography of nature, in addition to being the official photographer for over 20 years for the Palmetto Junior
Tennis Championships held in Belton annually. Terry has his photograph of the Belton Standpipe hanging in the
State House in Columbia
Terry was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church in Belton, having recently served as a deacon, and
faithfully attended all services until a month ago. Terry was a respected member of his church and community;
his advice and counsel was often sought by family members and friends alike.
Services for Terry will be held at the Second Baptist Church in Belton on Wednesday, December 20 at 2pm.
Rev. Jonathan Overstreet, Rev. Herbie Moore and Dr. Mitch Brooks will officiate. The family will receive friends
from 12 noon until 1:45pm. Internment will be at the Garden of Memories after the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests gifts in Terry’s memory be made to Second Baptist Church,
5901 Belton Hwy, Belton, SC 29627.