Wilton Earl Thompson

September 13, 1935 ~ August 12, 2021 (age 85)

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Swansea – Mr. Wilton Earl Thompson, 85, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, August 12, 2021.   

Mr. Earl is the husband of the late Sadie Lee Spires Thompson, they were married for almost 42 years.  He is the father of Ray Spires of Swansea, Marie Broadfoot and her husband Chuck of Elizabethtown, KY, Vickie Frick and her husband Jerry of Orangeburg, Todd Thompson of Elgin, Allen Reeder of Swansea, William Reeder and his wife Dana of Lugoff, and the late Marsha Benton.  Mr. Earl is the grandfather of 14, and great grandfather of 10 with one on the way.  He is the brother of Doris T. Bolt, Betty T. Wade, the late Charles H. “Hack” Thompson and the late James Erskine Thompson. Mr. Earl is the uncle of many nieces and nephews.  

Mr. Earl was born in Laurens County, South Carolina to the late Willie Haskell “Pa” Thompson and the late Estelle Stone Thompson. He was a member of King Grove Baptist Church and he also attended Mount Hermon Baptist Church. Mr. Earl retired as a truck driver with Colonial Food Stores and Food Lion after more than forty years. He was a die hard Clemson fan, Go Tigers.

Visitation will be 6-8 on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Blizzard Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Funeral Service will be 2 pm on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at King Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Earl will be laid to rest by his wife in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to King Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 300 Dale Lane Cayce, SC 29033.  

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August 14, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blizzard Funeral Home
153 Main Street South
Wagener, SC 29164

Funeral Service
August 15, 2021

2:00 PM
King Grove Baptist Church
1580 Highway 178
Swansea, SC 29160


King Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
300 Dale lane, Cayce SC 29033

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