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Rufus "BoBo" Jennings Thames, Jr.

Rufus "BoBo" Jennings Thames, Jr.
  • December 3, 1942 - September 12, 2018
  • Awendaw, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to
  • American Heart Association of SC Memorial Processing Center
    4217 Park Place Court
    Glen Allen, VA 23060

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“So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Thames. He was a good friend to my father, Lukie Varner, who also worked at Berkeley Coop. I'm sure they...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Clement - Lebanon, SC

“My first memories of Uncle Bobo go back to when Joe and I were first married and we would visit with little papa and little granny and we would move...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Vick - Awendaw, SC - Friend

“Thank you, Bo, for fixing the ball joints on my first car when I was 16 years old. In hindsight, there was no way I could have possibly replaced...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Will Munn - Orlando, FL

“My deepest condolences to Mrs Hazel Thames and to Rufus and Lisa. Mr. Bo was such a sweet and kind man who always showed me kindness. Rest in Peace...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Denise Newland Mower - Provo, UT


5 of 17 | Posted by: Mattie Dallas - Charleston, SC

Owl from Bo and Hazel for my dock. “We will always remember Bo. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Louise McConnell - Awendaw

“I knew BoBo many years ago, he was a very kind and sweet person who will never be forgotten. I met him through his aunt Mary Lou, she was a...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Mattie ( Knox ) Dallas - SC

“Hazel and family, I am so sorry to hear that BoBo passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May your cherished memories of...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Cantey Edwards - Charleston, SC


9 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Cantey Edwards - Charleston, SC

“Rufus was a wonderful co-worker at Berkeley Electric. I enjoyed working with him. He will be missed. It was a pleasure working with Rufus. I'm pray...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Yvonne Rivers - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Our familys hearts are heavy with sadness ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Wezi Haynes Manos - Family

“I have no words strong enough to express how much I thought of this man. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Joseph Vick - Awendaw, SC

“My sweet sister, My prayers are with your family. Please let me know if i can do anything. I love you and ask God to keep our family in His hands. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Mintz - Hemingway, SC

“We are very sorry for your loss. Praying for everyone during this difficult time. Jeneé Avant-Marsh and Faith Marsh ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Jenee Avant Marsh - Family

“I will always remember the best neighbors anyone could have. You put up with my friends and me as teenagers when we invaded your quiet place. You...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Janie Hindman Yeargin - SC

“I met Hazel and BoBo Thames several years ago at a surprise birthday party for their son, Rufus, in Bristol, Va. I have had the pleasure of seeing...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: SUSAN WRIGHT - Abingdon, VA

“Broken hearted ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Robin Davis Dean - New Concord, KY


Rufus "BoBo" Jennings Thames, Jr., 75, of Awendaw, South Carolina, husband of Hazel T. Thames entered into eternal rest Wednesday, September 12, 2018. His Graveside Service will be held Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Wilson Cemetery, 761 Wilson Cemetery Road at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

BoBo was born December 3, 1942 in Charleston, SC, a son of the late Rufus Jennings Thames, Sr. and Effie Davis Thames. He was an all around handy man that loved hunting and fishing, especially flounder gigging. He was a foreman/lineman, having dedicated 42 years to Berkeley Electric Cooperative. BoBo was a past Master of Lodge St. James #275 in McClellanville and a member of First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant.

BoBo is survived by his wife, Hazel T. Thames of Awendaw, SC; son, Rufus Jennings Thames III (Terri) of Bristol, VA; daughter, Lisa Thames Avant (Marty) of Hemmingway, SC; two grandchildren: Jennings Thames Avant and Jenna Kay Avant, both of Hemmingway, SC; two brothers: William King Freeman of Mount Pleasant, SC and Richard Eugene Thames (Kathy) of Georgetown, SC; three sisters: Patricia Ann Query of Folly Beach, SC, Bonnie Anderson (Dana) of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Robin Williams Thomas (Marvin) of Asheville, NC; aunt, Mary Lou Davis Black of Mount Pleasant, SC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. of SC Memorial Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.