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Wade Thomas "Tommy"  Roof, Jr.

Wade Thomas "Tommy" Roof, Jr.
  • February 7, 1955 - November 2, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina

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“Dear Dani and family, Vicky and I just learned of Tommy's passing. We are heart broken to hear this news and we grieve with you. One of the first...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Derald Edwards - Chapin, SC

“Dear Dana and family, Vicky and I just learned of Tommy's passing. We are heart broken to hear this news and we grieve with you. One of the first...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Derald Edwards - Chapin, SC

“Prayers for peace and understanding for the family. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Chad Cash - Wellford, SC - Friend

“Our love to the Roof family who have given so much to West Columbia for many years. Coach Tommy will always be in our hearts and memories. We...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Kellum & Jane Allen - SC

“T Roof and I have been great friends since elementary school. He loved his family, the players he coached, and just life in general. We have been...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Vernon Hester - Lexington, SC

“Tommy and I were good friends in high school and I always thought a lot of him. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: George Newton - Gaston, SC

“We are heart broken over your loss. We truly have great memories of your family and ours. Much time spent on the baseball field with all of our kids....Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Rick and Gwen Karasiewicz - FL

“Tommy Roof was one of the kindest and most caring people that we have ever known. His legacy can be found in the many lives he touched throughout his...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Steve & Linda Collins - SC

“Steve and I were so sorry to hear about Coach Tommy passing away. He coached our daughter Pamela in T-ball. He was a wonderful and caring coach. He...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Collins - West Columbia, SC

“On behalf of the Karl Bouknight family, we are so sorry for your loss. Your family has always been a big part of our family. Prayers to you all. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn Bouknight - West Columbia, SC


Wade Thomas "Tommy" Roof, Jr., 65, of John's Island, SC, husband of 41 years to Dani Blackburn Roof, went home to be with the Lord on November 2, 2020.
Tommy was born in West Columbia, SC to Wade Thomas "Tom" and June Frick Roof on February 7, 1955. Tommy graduated from Airport High School ('73), lettering in basketball while there. Tommy went on to attend Newberry College and University South Carolina, after which he owned his own company, Central Supply.

Tommy was an avid sports fan, and coached Dixie Youth Baseball, along with many other high school fall baseball teams, for many years. Even though he won many championships along the way, Tommy's greatest accomplishment was how he influenced and touched the lives of so many of his players. Pineview Dixie Youth Baseball Complex was his family's second home for many years, and all who played for him will always remember "Coach T."
Tommy loved the outdoors, especially being on the water fishing, shrimping, and boating whenever he could. Passing the time cutting the grass and picking up sticks were some of his favorite "times with God" each weekend. But nothing surpassed the joy that his family gave him as he loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren - "T's Preschool" was always open.

Tommy is survived by his wife Dani, his children, Wade (Irina) Roof of Lexington, Hampton Roof of Asheville, Anna (Jonathan) Harrelson of John's Island, sister Marie (Johnny) Lewis of West Columbia, parents Tom and June Roof, and three Grandchildren: Abby Grace Roof, Blackburn Roof, and Landon Harrelson.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 7 at 11:00am at Mt Tabor Lutheran Church at 1000 B Ave. West Columbia, SC 29169 in the outside courtyard behind the sanctuary.

Funeral services will be held in the sanctuary at 1:00 pm following visitation at Mt Tabor Lutheran Church with Pastor Ryan Lyles and Pastor Megan Lineberger of The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Charleston officiating. A private burial will follow at a later date. Memorials can be made to Mt Tabor Lutheran Church in West Columbia, The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Charleston, or the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.