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Ray Lee Thompson Jr., retiree – May 5, 2020

Ray Lee Thompson Jr, 79, former Human Resources director at Clemson University, died May 5, 2020.

Thompson attended Furman University, where he met his future wife, Nena. He later attended the University of South Carolina. Sports were a big part of his college life and he continued to use his athletic knowledge and talents for years to come coaching countless sports teams in the Pendleton community.

Thompson worked for Clemson University for 30 years. In retirement he served as pastor at Mountain Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, Lee, and daughter-in-law, Beth Thompson; son-in-law Eddie Gray; sister-in law and brother-in-law Sally and Steve Garris; five grandchildren; and great-grandchild.

A graveside service for family will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Lebanon Baptist Church, 5150 Gentry Road, Anderson SC 29621. Social distancing will be observed. The family can be contacted in care of Lee Thompson, 2408 Arnold Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205.

His full obituary is posted online.