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Grover Cleveland Tompkins Jr

October 26, 1943 — March 29, 2019

Grover Cleveland Tompkins, Jr. entered into eternal rest on April 6, 2019. He was born on October 26, 1943 in Georgetown, SC the son of Grover Cleveland Tompkins, Sr. and Francis Harrelson Tompkins.

Tompkins was a former Charleston County patrolman and detective. He was a member of many groups, Omar Shriners, Scottish Rite, Fidelity Masonic Lodge, VFW, Moose Lodge and many social clubs and lounges.

He was preceded in death by both parents and a sister, Mary T. Finger (Carl).

Surviving are his son, Thomas “Tommy” William Tompkins (Daria) and daughter Kristina “Kissy” Tompkins Gillam (Joey) his 5 grandchildren, Joseph Tompkins (Rae), Gregory Gillam, Callie Gillam, Patrick Gillam, and Darby Tompkins. A sister, Deanna T. Leasure and a brother, George Tompkins (Susan).

Special thanks to everyone at MUSC Hospital.

Please join us for a memorial service at Palmetto Cremation Society 5638 N Rhett Ave, North Charleston, 843-722-2555 on April 19, 2019, visitation at 4:00 followed by services at 5:00. Please visit for more information.

In his life, as in his death Grover was determined to show the world things that some were afraid to see and others wished they could ignore.
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