Tommy B. Linder Sr, age 84, of St George passed away peacefully at his home Thursday morning.
Mr. Linder was born May 23, 1935 in Bamberg County and was the son of late Willie L. Linder and Sillar K. Linder. He was a retired machinist and small engine mechanic. He served in the SC National Guard and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
He loved his family, trading vehicles and lawnmowers. Not one to mince words, Tommy would tell you what he thought, regardless of the outcome. He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Sandra D. Linder- Seven children- Timothy (Kelli) Linder of Branchville, Tommy Linder Jr of Little Swamp, Terri (Greg) Carroll of Norway, Melinda "Mimi" Dyches of Cope, Barbara Shuler of Cope, Sandy (Malcolm) Burns of St George and Dickie (Sue Dulak) Byrd of St George. Ten Grandchildren Katie Linder of Branchville, Kristan (Tripp) Lott of Cope, Seth and Kyle Carroll of Norway, Dane Fanning of Neeses, Taylor (Alyssa) Burns of Lawrenceville GA, Caroline Burns of St George, Crystal (Matt) Proctor of Cope , Hannah Byrd (Kyle Gates) of St Matthews and Steven Shuler of Waialua HI, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and several good friends. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dr. Theron Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Taylor Burns, Malcolm Burns, Dane Fanning, Kyle Carroll, Seth Carroll and Tripp Lott. Burial will be held at the Little Swamp UMC cemetery following the service. Visitation will be an hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to the St. George United Methodist Church, Missions Day Meals, PO Box 506, St. George, SC 29477.