Henry Kibby Thayer Jr., resident of 1110 Marshall Road, widower of Caroline Lomax Thayer, died May 9, 2006, at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, May 27, 1916, he was a son of the late Henry K. Thayer Sr. and Parnell Abney Thayer. He was a 1933 graduate of Greenwood High School and was a 1937 graduate of The Citadel. During World War II, Mr. Thayer served in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of major. He was the former president and treasurer of Thayer?s Inc. of Greenwood. Mr. Thayer was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, where he served as acolyte, treasurer, vestryman and junior and senior warden. He was also a member of the Greenwood Rotary Club, where he attained perfect attendance for 59 years and served as sergeant-at-arms, secretary, vice president and president of the club. He was a former member of the Greenwood Country Club, American Legion Post #20, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and Greenwood Merchants Association and was a former director of the South Carolina Merchants Association. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy, and husband, Larkin Jennings III of Greenville; two grandsons, Larkin H. Jennings and wife, Debbie, of Charlotte, N.C., and H. Thayer Jennings of Charleston; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Courtney Jennings. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, with Rev. Peter W. Hawes and Rev. Carol Peppers-Wray officiating. Private family burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Honorary escort will be members of the Greenwood Rotary Club. The family will receive friends Bishop’s Hall of the church from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 700 South Main St., Greenwood, SC 29646; Wesley Commons, 1110 Marshall Road, Greenwood, SC 29646; or to The Citadel, c/o The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Thayer family.
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