Thurlow Carter Thomasson, Jr


50th Reunion Lancaster Senior High School Class of '64


Name/Email Address: T. Carter Thomasson / tcthomassonjr at gmail dot com

Marital Status/Spouse’s Name: Married / Dixie Lester Thomasson for 36 years

Children/Grandchildren: Patrick C. Thomasson Clemson grad (BA, MBA), CPA, Corporate Controller with Sage Automotive Interiors; married to Ashley Bumgardner of Lancaster. A Granddaughter for us is expected June 24.A A Granddaughter Grandda

Occupation: Retired

College/Professional Training: Wofford College – BA Math 1968, LSU – MS Math 1971 / numerous professional courses and certifications in information technology and communications.

Military Service(Details, Combat Tour?): US Army Corps of Engineers / no combat tour

Own Business? (Name, Website): No

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, pickleball, reading,running, travel, wine. I lead a hiking group and am an assistant for pickleball classes.

Published a Book? (Name): No books, but Master’s thesis was published, papers and presentations have been published in various proceedings.

Favorite Books/Authors: Current favorite authors are James Lee Burke, Ken Follett, and Lee Child. Especially liked Ken Follett's "World Without End".

Favorite Songs/Musicians: Different favorites over the past 45 years. Musicals such as “Sound of Music”, “My Fair Lady”, “Cabaret” and several songs by Liza Minnelli, Enya, Sarah Brightman, Harry Connick Jr., Frank Sinatra, 60s music and even 50s music.

Favorite Movies: Classics such as “The Wizard of Oz”,  “Gone with the Wind”, “North by Northwest”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1950s original), “Forbidden Planet”, “2001: A Space Odyssey” and others less well known such as “A Man and a Woman” and “The Sterile Cuckoo”.  Then there are the “Bond” movies and the “Indiana Jones” movies.

Best Vacation Ever: Hopefully always the NEXT vacation, but there are several that were really good such as the one in Germany and Austria in ’87, the one to Hawaii, Canadian Rockies, all around Oregon, and just some easy, relaxing ones in the mountains or at the beach.

Favorite Memory of High School: Friday night football games and gathering at the “Youth Center” afterwards, the “Pit Stop” and driving the loop between it and the “Motor-In”, exploring all the back roads of Lancaster County with Rick Miller and Charlie Benton. Tennis games behind Rick Porter’s house.

Proudest Moments of My Life: My son’s birth, his HS and college graduations and earning his CPA.  Also putting together the documentation and going through the process to get an honor awarded posthumously to my father.

Things I Would Like My Classmates to Know:  In my job as a DP and Communications Manager for Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. I traveled all over the world. We lived in New Orleans and Louisiana for over 25 years. We lived in Fort Mill for 15 years and are now really enjoying retirement and living on Lake Keowee.


Dixie and Carter

At our son's wedding- August 2008


Patrick and Ashley

Wedding Day, August 2008


The three of us in our favorite city, New Orleans


Carter and Rick Miller, January 2009


On the Appalachian Trail


With Charlie Benton (LSHS '63) in Savannah


Dixie & Me at Mt Rainier Natl Park


At Lower Whitewater Falls, SC


With Patrick at Home in Lake Keowee


Christmas 2013


Hiking Group That I Lead


Peace Center in Greenville


St Andrews, Scotland


St Patrick's Day Parade in New Orleans


Whitewater Rafting ( Back left in sunglasses & Dixie in front of me)


Grandma (Dixie) and Ellie Marie Thomasson- June 26, 2014


Ellie and Carter


Ellie and Grandparents