Robert Lee Thompson, 68, of 172 Cantrell Drive, Chesnee, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, in his home.
He was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina on July 30, 1948, and was a son of the late Otha Crawford and the late Rosa Lee Thompson White.
Robert was a 1966 graduate of Foster Grove High School. He furthered his education at Rutledge College, Clemson University, University of South Carolina, and Converse College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired materials manager of Arrow Automotive, former High School Basketball Coach, baseball and basketball player, and co-owner of Carolina Crank and Core.
He was a member of Brooklyn C.M.E. Church where he served in many capacities, including: Steward Board, Life Center Committee, Sunday School Teacher, The All Male Choir, and The Young Adult Choir. Robert was also a member of The Sunlight Gospel Singers and former member of The Golden Trumpets.
He was dedicated to his family, church, and community. His concern for Senior Citizens was evident when he planned excursions for them and delivered dinner to them on Thanksgiving Day.
Robert was also preceded in death by a sister, Janice Foster Casey. He leaves to cherish loving memories: two sons, Bruce Lowrance (Sandra) of Forest City, NC and Dwayne Lowrance of Spartanburg; aunt, Patsy E. “Tootsie” Thompson of Chesnee; uncle, Thomas R. Thompson (Shirley) of Spartanburg; niece, (Shonia Gordon (Edward) of Spartanburg; brother-in-law, Marvin Casey; three Grandchildren, Leslie Littlejohn (Wendell), B.J. Edgerton, and MaKenly Lowrance; his life-long friend, Julius Cates (Elruby) of Spartanburg; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 11th at 1pm in Brooklyn C.M.E. Church of Chesnee, SC. Rev. Timothy L. Hunter will be the eulogist. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.