David McDowell Thomason

David McDowell Thomason of Simpsonville, South Carolina, departed his earthly home, heaven bound on December 19, 2018.

Born in Fountain Inn, SC on October 27, 1925, he was the son of the late Fletcher Thomason and Ellen Templeton Thomason.

Fondly known as Mr. “T” he was the principal at Fountain Inn Elementary for 18 years until his retirement in 1988. Prior to that he was the principal of Augusta Circle Elementary School and a teacher at Fountain Inn Elementary and Mauldin Elementary. He volunteered for service in 1944 during WWII. He served aboard a destroyer, the USS Mannert L Abele which was sunk at Okinawa on April 12, 1946. He shared his memories of his time in service with numerous school groups, civic groups, and scout troops. He was a long-time member of Fountain Inn First Baptist church, serving as a deacon, leading a grief support group, and teaching Sunday school for more than 60 years.

Mr. “T” had a faith and enthusiasm for life that was contagious. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving and loyal wife of 11 years, Norma Jean Thomason. He is survived by daughters, Donna Marie Thomason and Karen Kay Thomason-Brumbaugh (Bruce); step-daughters, Tina Wilburn, Cathy Robinson (Gene), Tammy Werts (Larry), step-granddaughter, Amanda Engley (Cameron), sister-in-law, Anne Summers Turner and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Thelma Rose Turner Thomason and siblings; Henry Thomason Sr., Douglas Thomason, Joe Thomason and Louis Thomason.

Visitation will be held at Fountain Inn First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 pm at the church. Interment services with military honors will be private.

Memorials may be made to Fountain Inn First Baptist Church, 206 N Weston Street, Fountain Inn, SC 29644.

Condolences to the family of David McDowell Thomason

  • Ray and Barbara Brown, Fountain Inn
    2 years ago

    We have lost a good Christian man, However Jesus had gained a good right arm, RIP Mr.T. You will be missed by all that knew you. May God bless each family member. A friend in Christ.

    Ray & Barbara Brown.

    • Donna M. Thomason
      2 years ago

      Thanks so very much. I like your comment about Dad being a right hand man. Donna

  • Karla Bridges
    2 years ago

    Just a note to Mr T’s family;
    He was a great Christian man, friend to me and my family, my husbands Sunday School teacher and just a man for all seasons. His complete healing was an answer to prayer. A servant of the Lord, our loss is heavens gain!
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Frank and Karla Bridges

    • Donna M. Thomason
      2 years ago

      What an awesome tribute to dad. Thank you so very much.

  • Wilton L. Fowler
    2 years ago

    Donna, Kay & Mrs. Thomason, our hearts ae saddened, by the loss of Mr. T. He was loved by all who knew him. Prayers for God to hold you and guide you through this trying time.
    Love from Kirby & Thelma Jones Ballew

  • Sondra Smith
    2 years ago

    Norman Jean, Donna, Karen, Tina, Cathy, and Tammy, we are so saddened to learn of David’s Passing. I know he will be greatly missed,and our prayers are with you during this time, and the months to follow.

  • Reba Campbell
    2 years ago

    Mrs. Norma, Donna, Kay and family, David and I are so sorry for the loss of Mr. T. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was a great man. He was loved by many. He is praising Jesus today. We are praying for all of you.

    David and Reba Campbell

  • Jerrie Carter Reese
    2 years ago

    To the Thomason family. So sorry to hear of MrThomason’s passing. He was my 6th grade teacher at Brandon Elementary in 1955-56 school year. He taught ther two years. He was a great teacher and loved all of us kids and we loved him. First time I saw him he had in a light blue seersucker suit with white buck shoes. He took us on a lot of field trips. Took us to Atlanta along with Mrs Thomason’s 7th grade class when she taught at Woodside Elementary school. I have thought of him so much through the years. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Prayers for you.

  • Linda Lee Carver Jackson
    2 years ago

    Prayers for Mr. Thomason’s family. He taught me in 1955/1956 at Brandon Elementay School. Was a great teacher and one who will be remembered by me and many other students of his. So sorry for your loss!

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