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William Joseph Kneece

August 18, 1936 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 83)


William Joseph Kneece, 83, of Orangeburg passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 after a brief illness.

A celebration of Life Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Orangeburg.  Burial will follow at Jericho United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cameron with Masonic Rites.  Rev. Dr. Linda Dunn will be officiating.

Mr. Kneece was born on August 18, 1936 in Ridge Spring, S.C.  He was the son of the late Andrew D. Kneece and the late Josephine Huffman Kneece.  He was a retired supervisor at Fluor-Daniel Construction Company and Mid-State Maintenance. Mr. Kneece was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Orangeburg, the Masonic Progress Lodge #356, Yorkrite and the Omar Shriners.    He served in the United States National Guard.  Mr. Kneece enjoyed Carolina Gamecock football, camping and saltwater fishing.  He was a devoted family man that loved caring for his family.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara “Babs” Kneece Rast.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Kneece of the home; daughter, Susan Kneece Dawkins of Orangeburg; grandchildren, Britney Rast, Taylor Dawkins, Corey Dawkins all of Orangeburg; brother-in-law, Arthur “Art” James of Lexington and his beloved dog, Nicky.

A Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Organ Refurbishing Fund at 1356 Amelia St, Orangeburg, SC 29115 or to a charity of one’s choice.


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October 21, 2019

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

Funeral Service
October 22, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Orangeburg)
1356 Amelia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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