Family Login:

John Edgar Bourne, Jr.

John Edgar Bourne, Jr.
  • December 4, 1927 - January 11, 2018
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • and/or:
  • Charleston Animal Society
    2455 Remount Road
    North Charleston, SC 29406

Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
Get Directions

Profile of J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

View Phone Number
View Fax Number

Memories & Candles

“I had the great fortune to work with John on the redevelopment of the Navy base. What a leader he was during those efforts and for his entire life....Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Madeleine McGee - SC

“The American Legion Honor Guards of Post 166 (Goose Creek), as well as Post 147 (James Island), were privileged to provide Full Military Honors for...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: L David Coates - Goose Creek, SC

“Ray and I want to express our sympathy for the loss of your father. He was indeed a unique person. We are sorry we were unable to attend the service...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Ray & Faye Todd - Mt Pleasant, SC

“We were so sorry to hear about the loss of John. We were neighbors for many years and have many fond memories of John and his family. I wish that I...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Sol Morse & Family - SC

“Matthew and Amy so sorry for your lost. We will be praying for the family. Love to both of you. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy & Gerald Gaylord - Sumter, SC

Kay Hyman and Caitlyn “I am so heartbroken that our community has lost such a charismatic amazing man! John was always kind and loving. I appreciated his stories about his...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Kay Hyman - North Charleston, SC

“To The Bourne Family: So very sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. We have a lot of shared memories...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Pacita Whatley - North Charleston, SC

“Mary Alice and Carol, my heart goes out to you. You will hear it many times, but he was such a wonderful man who touched so many people in a...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Wells Morrison - McClellanville, SC

“Rest in peace, MR. MAYOR you have served well. We will all miss you.Marcie & Sammie Douan ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Sammie Douan - North Charleston, SC

“With great sorrow, I read of the passing of Mayor Bourne. He was a great friend of my family and a great mayor. My father, RE "ZIP"...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: David Zipperer - New York City, NY

“It was a great pleasure knowing John, one of the things that John said that, I will always remember was, "Be careful of what you pray for you might...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: M.K. Flood - N. Charleston, SC

2 best friends
12 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Bos

13 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Bos

Birthday 12/04/17
14 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Bos

18 years old in Italy
15 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Bos

“My deepest sympathy to all members of the Bourne,especially Mary and Carol. Early in my career, 1973-76, I had the great fortune of working for John...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Tommy Edwards - Grorgetown, SC

“Mary, I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Archie Franchini - Charleston, SC

“I was surprised to hear that the former Mayor had passed away. When I came back to charleston in 1985 he was the in office and a lot of things was...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Sister Nancy C. Button @ Family @ The Rosemont Community - SC

“As North Charleston's first Clerk of Council I am saddened by this news. John was my mentor and taught me how to live a life of truth, integrity,...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Ann Whaley Bolt - Hillsboro, OR

“Thanks to the family for sharing Mayor Bourne with us. I enjoyed his calls and conversations over the years. He could be tough and kind. I was glad...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“Dad, I will miss you, but have no regrets, so enjoy the the reunion and keep having fun. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Bos - NORTH CHARLESTON, SC


John Edgar Bourne, Jr., 90, of North Charleston, SC, died Thursday, January 11, 2018. The family will receive friends Monday January 15, 2018, in the Felix C. Davis Center, Park Circle, North Charleston, SC, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm where a Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel.

John was born December 4, 1927 in Conway, SC, son of the late John Edgar Bourne and the late Mary Thelma Bland Bourne. He was a veteran of the US Army, a retired Realtor, a member of Cooper River Baptist Church and the first Mayor of North Charleston. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Bourne (Patrick) Bos and Carol Bourne Toman of North Charleston, SC; three sisters: Irma Gasque, Joan Jordan, Margie Bercume all of Conway, SC; ten grandchildren: Duncan (Mardi) Padgett, Sam (Shannon) Padgett, Alicia (David) Callahan, Troy (Laurie) Bos, Matthew (Amy) Heath, Sarah (Rudy) Estrada, Natalie (Paul) Hernandez, Nick (Kat) Bourne, Katie Bourne, John B. (Marissa) Bourne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Holt Bourne; son, John E. Bourne III; brothers, Frankie Bourne and Morris Bourne. He leaves behind 17 great-grandchildren. He also says goodbye to his most faithful four legged companion, Buddy, a rescued West Highland Terrior.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Red Cross Carolina Low Country Chapter, 2424 City Hall Lane Suite #A, Charleston, SC 29406 and/or Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. Living plants will be replanted in the parks of North Charleston for all citizens to enjoy.

Thanks go out to the entire staff of The Bridge at Charleston for all the loving kindness given to him the last nine months.A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at