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Tuesday August 31st, 2021

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William Chavis Thompson

We celebrate the life of our Gentle Giant, William Chavis Thompson.

Chavis passed away unexpectedly on August 23, 2021. Chavis was born on June 7, 1981, at 2 p.m., in Florence, South Carolina to Vangie Baker Thompson McCray (Roy) and the late William George Thompson (Shirley). Chavis was the youngest of five siblings: Corey Thompson, Sparkle Cotton (James), Sheree Thompson, and Cassandra Pierce. He leaves to cherish his memories of six nieces and one nephew: Deja, Simeyah, Kayden, Carmen, Makayah, Kameron, and Triston. He also leaves behind a host of relatives and friends.

Chavis early education began at Briggs Elementary, Sneed Middle, and Wilson High School. His college career began at Kilgore College in Texas, where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. He then went on to the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in General Studies. While football was Chavis’ true love, being that he was 7 feet tall, his journey led him to basketball where he had made quite the name for himself as “Truck”. Later in his college years, he then took the name “Tank”, which was what stuck with him throughout the remainder of his college career.

Chavis was known for being a Giant Teddy Bear who gave the best hugs. He was also known for his great conversations about football and basketball. All who knew him, loved him so very much- not only for the hugs, but also for the back cracks. Chavis will forever be missed in the Florence area.

Please keep the family of Willam Chavis Thompson in your thoughts and prayers.

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A candle was lit in memory of William Thompson

Raushana Wilson Sep 7 2021 1:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Thompson

Sharkell Alexander Sep 1 2021 10:46 PM

SENDING our Prayer and CONDOLENCE to the Family May God give you peace in your time of SORROW.
Terry and Phyllis Law

Terry and Phyllis Sep 1 2021 10:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Thompson

Terry and Phyllis LAW Sep 1 2021 10:31 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family of this wonderful man whose life impacted so many.

Wilson Anne Addison Aug 31 2021 3:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Thompson

Nicole Brooks Aug 31 2021 11:20 AM

My deepest sympathy for the family

Gloria Johnson Anderson Aug 31 2021 11:08 AM

Condolences with prayers of comfort for the family.

Gwendolyn Dobson Shaw Aug 31 2021 10:43 AM

"Gentle Giant" Indeed, Our hearts will forever be broken on this one. So proud to have been a part of the Glendale family. We love you Chavis!💕 Tipp, Renee, Dominique & Bran Muldrow

Renee Muldrow Aug 30 2021 6:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Sparks Aug 30 2021 5:40 PM

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