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Tommy Joe Wessinger, 87, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, June 10, 2020 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born in Newberry, he was the son of the late Rev. Joseph Samuel and Jessie Oxner Wessinger. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Wessinger was a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College and was retired from the SC Department of Transporation. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and an associate member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church. He was a founding member of the Mid Carolina Country Club, the Little Mountain Fire Department and the Little Mountain Ruritan. He was greatly involved with all aspects of his family, church and community and took great pride in being active whenever possible.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtie Boland Wessinger; a son, Danny Lee (Judith B.) Wessinger of Prosperity; a daughter, Cheryl (Mike) Cregger of Pomaria; a sister, June Scroggs of N. Wilkesboro, NC; grandchildren, Max Cregger and Cally Cregger and three step-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Brett Collins and the Rev. Ritch Johnston. Memorials may be made to the J.S. Wessinger Scholarship Fund, 4201 N. Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203.



#26 Marlene McCormack 2020-06-22 13:48
Myrtie, I am so sorry for your loss. I am going to miss my neighbor.
#25 Jackie Riddle 2020-06-17 20:39
Mrs MYRTIE, DANNY,and CHERYL, we just found out tonight about Mr. JOE’S death. We are so very sorry! He was a WONDERFUL MAN! We are PRAYING FOR Y’ALL!
#24 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-06-17 19:31
Our family offers our tribute to Mr. Joe. He certainly was a fine gentleman and had concerns for his community and others. Mr. Joe was a part of my life from an early age from Little League ball, to High School sports, to the Mid Carolina Club and the Fire Department and in seeing him around town. He always made me feel welcome and treated me with the utmost caring respect. I deeply regret that I missed his passing due to being out of town. May the memories of a life well lived offer you comfort. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#23 Rodger Eargle 2020-06-16 18:28
We are so sorry. Sending you our thoughts and prayers. - Rodger and Ella Rae Eargle
#22 Wayne and Sharon Gol 2020-06-16 07:16
Myrtle,Cheryl, and Danny, we are very sorry and stunned to hear of the passing of Joe last week. I knew and worked with him at SCDOT for many years . He was A fine gentleman and I was blessed to have known him . Our condolences to the entire family. Wayne and Sharon Golden.
#21 Cathy Lindler 2020-06-15 10:12
Mrs.Myrtie, we were so sorry to hear of Mr. Joe's passing. Our prayers are with you.
Edgar and Cathy
#20 Donald & Eloise Counts 2020-06-12 20:12
Myrtie, Cheryl, Danny & family - Our thoughts prayers are with you all at this most difficult. May God grant you peace.
#19 Neal & Kathey Eargle 2020-06-12 14:10
Uplifting prayers for peace & comfort in the days ahead. So sorry for your family's loss.
#18 Jonell Shealy 2020-06-12 13:03
Myrtie and Family. We were so sadden to hear of Joe passing. Gerald and I both have fond memories of him. Mau God you comfort and peace. Praying for all.
Love Jonell and Gerald
#17 Eugene Burrus 2020-06-12 12:05
To the Wessinger Family:
You all will be lifted up in the coming days. Mr. Joe has finished the race that had been set before him.

Gene Burrus
#16 Jim & Jean Counts 2020-06-12 11:32
Myrtie, Danny, Cheryl & Family: It was sad to read of the passing of Joe ---- another of our "golf family". May your wonderful memories help sustain you in the coming days. Jim and Jean
#15 Jonell Shealy 2020-06-12 11:05
Myrtie and family.We were sadden
to hear of Joes passing. I have many memories of Joe and Gerald does too. Keep all in our prayers
#14 Pam Bush 2020-06-11 19:45
Ms. Myrtie, Danny, Cheryl and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Joe was a special person to us, and David has many fond memories of him as his baseball coach. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories he left behind. May God bless you and comfort you. Love, David & Pam
#13 Phyllis B Jolley 2020-06-11 19:31
Sending sincere sympathy in your loss. May God, family and friends provide each of you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
#12 hank tindal 2020-06-11 17:40
Aunt Myrtie,danny&cheryl,
So sorry for your loss!
We have very fond memories of uncle joe!
Y’all r in our thoughts and prayers.

In HIS love,
Hank and Deborah
#11 Bickley Family 2020-06-11 17:07
Joe was a joy to know and a very special brother-in-law/uncle. Our family will miss him.

In Christian sympathy and love,

Glenn, Bonnie, Tammy & Philip
#10 Wendy Shell 2020-06-11 14:16
We are very sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort.
Tony, Wendy, Tyler and Tanner Shell
#9 Judy Shealy 2020-06-11 13:12
Myrtie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Praying God will comfort you in this time of sorrow.
#8 Janice Smith 2020-06-11 09:07
We are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Joe's passing. Our deepest sympathy for the family. Love, Janice Smith and family
#7 Rhonda Lindler 2020-06-11 07:58
Were so sorry for your loss.
#6 Brenda Wicker 2020-06-11 06:16
Myrtle and family, we are sorry to hear of Joe passing. He was a wonderful kind man.
#5 Bobbie King 2020-06-11 05:45
Myrtle, Cheryl, Danny and family, our deepest sympathy and love is lifted to all of you. Mr Joe was such a loving, caring, Christian mentor for us, our community, and church. We pray for God’s comfort during this difficult time. Love to all, Bobbie and Maxton King
#4 teresa portwood 2020-06-10 18:40
Ms. Myrtie and Family.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Mr. Joe in the choir,especiall y when he sang OH HOLY NIGHT at the Christmas Eve Service.You are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. Please take care.
#3 Dale Bundrick 2020-06-10 13:49
Myrtie and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will be praying for God’s comfort during the difficult times ahead.
Our Love, Jean and Dale
#2 Beverly Dominick 2020-06-10 12:58
Keeping all of you in my prayers during your time of loss. Sometimes the only way God can heal out loved one is to take them home. May God grant you strength and comfort in the days ahead. My love to each of you.
#1 Edna and David Riley 2020-06-10 12:22
Rest in peace, dear brother in law! welcome home good and faithful servant.