Peaceful 12

Mr. Thelder Gamble Jr.

June 22, 1952 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 69)


Mr. Thelder Gamble Jr. of Lake City, South Carolina peacefully transitioned on  Friday, July 9, 2021. 


Celebration of life for Mr. Gamble will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Mount Clair Missionary Baptist Church, 1009 Main Street, Lake City, South Carolina, internment will follow at Florence National Cemetery, 803 E National Cemetery Rd, Florence, SC 29506.

Public Viewing will be from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at The Historic Greater St. James AME Church, 339 Moore Street, Lake City, South Carolina. 

Reflections of Life 

The clock of death has once again chimed for the Gamble family and quietly embraced another loved one. A link has been removed from the chain of Thelder Sr. and Lena’s children, but the love and memories will last an eternity. 

On Friday, July 9, 2021, Thelder Gamble Jr. lovingly known as “Jr,” the eldest son of Lena and Thelder Gamble Sr. mounted up with wings as eagles and went home peacefully to be with his Heavenly Father.  

Thelder Jr. was educated in the Florence County Public School System. He was a 1970 graduate of Carver High School . He enlisted into the United States Army and did 2 tours of duty in Germany as a skilled marksman. He was employed as a Supervisor with Wellman Industries for 16 years. 

At an early age he accepted our Lord and Savior  Jesus Christ as his savior. He was a member of The Historic Greater St. James AME Church . He was also a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 113. “Jr” was known as an expert fisherman and hunter.  

He had five siblings: Jerrle (Gwen) Gamble of Scranton, SC, Coy Gamble of Lake City, SC, Christopher Barr of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Lawrence and Beverly Ann Gamble who preceded him in death. 

Thelder Jr. along with Rebecca Gamble, gave birth to three children, Thelder Gamble III , Regina Gamble, and Terrell Gamble all of Lake City, SC. 

He was blessed to have four grandchildren: Jahonnah, Skyler, Amir, and Tristan, four godchildren: Beverly Madden, Charles Wilson, Shera Singletary, and Tonia Wallace. 

Thelder Jr. had one uncle, Samuel Davis of Claussen, SC, five nieces and nephews, Tracie Gamble, Beverly (David) Madden, Antwan Croker, Jerilyn (Devern) Coleman, and Terrain Fulmore, godbrother, Vincent Lee and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends including Rev. Charles Wilson, Charles Singletary, and Harold “Butch” Woodberry, who will all miss him dearly. 


Please keep this family in your thought and prayers.

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July 13, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Greater St. James AME Church
339 Moore Street
Lake City, SC 29560

Celebration of Life
July 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Mount Clair Missionary Baptist Church
1009 Main Street
Lake City, SC 29560

Interment following funeral service
July 14, 2021

Florence National Cemetery
803 E. National Cemetery Rd
Florence, SC 29506

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