Tommy Sweatman

Obituary of Tommy Sweatman

George Thomas Sweatman, (age 85), known to all as “Tommy”, passed away April 12, 2024 at his home.  Tommy was born on April 28, 1938 to Capers and Anna Dehay Sweatman in Bannister Down of Berkeley County; graduated from Cross High School in 1956 and joined the Army Reserves. Tommy worked for Moncks Corner Motor Company, Jones Ford, and Bilton Ford before  opening the HWY 6 Gulf Station. In the late 70’s he began Sweatman Grading Services until present time. Tommy believed in working hard,so he never fully retired. In is younger years he enjoyed go-cart racing, motorcycles, and the mountains.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Phyllis Cross, of 62 years; two sons Dwayne (Teresa) Sweatman of Camden and Ronald (Robin) Sweatman of Cross, two grandchildren, Dwayne Thomas Sweatman Jr., Ron Sweatman II; as well as three great grandchildren. One sibling, Mellie Reynolds, of Pinopolis. He was blessed with many nieces and nephews who have a lot of memories of their Unk.
He is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jaime’ Lee Sweatman, his parents, a sister, (Helen Austin) and a brother, (Jimmy Sweatman).
A special thank you to his caregiver Tarsha Snider. She and Mr. Tommy became close immediately and she helped make his last four months easier. She was his ray of sunshine every morning. His nieces Charlene Logan and Gloria Spann, great nephew, Chris Sligh, Janice Davis, Denny Austin, Kimberly Schocker and Bubba Starns.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:00pm. at The Worship Center, 128 Redbank Road in Goose Creek.

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