Obituaries

Shane Edward Thackston

Shane “Goob” Thackston, husband of Victoria Thackston, went to be with his Lord and Savior while at the home of his parents on May 17, 2017. He was the son of James Edward and Carol Herndon Thackston.

Shane served as an administrator at Springdale Elementary School in Lexington School District Two. He was a member of NewSpring Church in Columbia, SC.

In addition to his wife and parents, Shane is survived by his daughter, Mackenzie Lunez Thackston; his son, Tuner James Thackston; two sisters, Mitzi Rene Thackston-Yasko and her husband James of San Francisco, CA and Jamie Flaniken and her husband Patrick of Nocona, TX.

Shane was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jack Robert and his wife Ruby Dale Thackston of Simpsonville; his maternal grandfather, Talley Paul Herndon of Bennetsville, SC; and his maternal grandmother, Jessie Viola Melton of Simpsonville.

The family will receive friends at the Columbia location of NewSpring Church, 657 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, followed by the Memorial Service at 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to MacKenzie’s and Turner’s college fund.