Obituary of Sam H. Frierson III –
JUNE 12, 1966 – MAY 30, 2019
He was the voice of the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats
LEXINGTON – Sam H. Frierson, III passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019, at MUSC, Charleston, SC. A funeral mass, conducted by Rev. Raymond J. Carlo, will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2350 Augusta Hwy, Lexington, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Sammy was born June 12, 1966 in Charleston, SC. The family relocated to Lexington, SC in 1973, where he later graduated from Lexington High School and attended Spartanburg Methodist College. He played youth and varsity football and basketball and golfed in Nike Teardrop tour events in Florida while employed at TPC Prestancia Sarasota Florida. Sammy was a beloved coach and faculty member to all students at Brookland Cayce High School.
Known as the Voice of the Bearcats, he announced BCHS football, basketball, and soccer athletic events for years, as well as the annual BCHS graduation ceremonies. He was honored at the opening of this year’s ceremony held the day following his sudden passing. A colleague has expressed to the family that “…the loss and grief is weighing over the school.”
He is survived by his beloved wife, Letty; adored children, Morgan, Evelyn and Jackie (Zach) Caulder; beloved grandson, Gabriel Caulder; his beloved mother, Marjorie Frierson; beloved sister, Lynne F. Thomas and beloved brother, Randall W. (Tracy) Frierson; loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves behind his best four-legged buddy, Bam. Sammy is predeceased by his beloved father, Sam H. Frierson, Jr.; sister, Theresa F. Corbin, and nephew, Joshua G. Frierson. He was also predeceased by grandparents, Sam H. and Lottie Frierson and William L. and Mary F. Schachte, all of Charleston, SC. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the expert medical specialists involved in his care at MUSC, and to his aunt and uncle, Bill and Carmen Schachte of Charleston, SC and his cousin, Dana Edwards of Summerville, SC for their invaluable assistance while Sammy was at MUSC in Charleston.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Brookland Cayce High School Education Foundation, PO Box 2482, West Columbia, SC 29171 in memory of Sam H. Frierson III or the charity of one’s choice.
Following his funeral mass, the family will receive guests at a Repast Luncheon in the Corpus Christi Parish Hall. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.