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Edgar Lee Fersner, Jr.

May 7, 1967 ~ November 19, 2019 (age 52)


Edgar Lee Fersner, Jr, 52, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 after a battle with cancer.  

Lee was born in Orangeburg, SC on May 7, 1967. He was the son of the late Edgar Lee Fersner, Sr. and the late Sandy Union Fersner Turner.   He was the grandson of the late Jimmie and Grace Union and the late Theodore and Mildred Fersner.

Lee graduated from Wade Hampton Academy and attended Newberry College. Lee left college prior to graduation to help his ailing father in the pool and fence business.  He was a part owner of The Silver Spur country and western club in Orangeburg and was a licensed auctioneer. He operated a fireworks business in Orangeburg for many years. 

Lee was a master mason as a member of Orangeburg Lodge No. 12 for 28 years.  He served as Worshipful Master in 2002 and again in 2003 for Shibboleth Lodge No. 28, re-chartered as Orangeburg Lodge No. 12 following consolidation with Equality Lodge No. 323 in 2018.

Lee was also active in his community as a member of Orangeburg Lutheran Church where he donated many hours of labor to churches, schools, and non-profit organizations.  Lee was very much a family man, spending nearly every weekend at his grandparents’ home with his aunts, uncles and cousins. He was happy, loud, and fun. He always had an outrageous story to tell.

Lee is survived by his beloved son, Carter Lee Fersner. Anyone who knew Lee, knew that Carter was his love and life.  Lee is also survived by his loving aunts, uncles, and cousins and by his stepfather, Buddy Turner.

Special thanks to those friends and former classmates who constantly stayed in touch with him during his illness.

Most of all, thank you to Dr. Mauricio Bassante and his assistant, Holly Clardy, for the extraordinary care and compassion for Lee during his stay at TRMC. Also, thank you to the wonderful staff of Vibra Hospital in Mt Pleasant, SC.

The family will receive friends at the Union residence, 490 Berry Street, Orangeburg, SC.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 21st at Thompson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M.  on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Orangeburg Lutheran Church with Reverend Dr. Jim Vigen officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers are his cousins: David Earl Fersner, Ty Haigler, Jason Hughes, Eric Odom, Kelly Hughes, Trae Stabler, James Joseph Union, and Luke Floyd.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions for Carter’s educational fund to the Future Scholar 529 Plan: PO Box 219812, Kansas City MO 64121-9812 (in name of: Carter L Fersner, account number: 2047654). 

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November 21, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
1012 Whitman Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Funeral Service
November 22, 2019

2:00 PM
Orangeburg Lutheran Church
610 Ellis Ave
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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