Originally created 11/29/00

Mr. Thomas Woodrum II

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Mr. Thomas Dana "Wags" Woodrum II, 73, of Fifth Avenue North, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at his residence.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Woodrum, a native of Charleston, W.Va., was former general manager of Woodrum's Home Outfitters in Charleston, Spencer and Parkersburg, W.Va. He was a former radio announcer and sports show personality; sports writer for the Charleston Gazette and Daily Mail, West Virginia; owner and operator of Shoney's, Columbia, and national marketing director for Shoney's Inc., Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Woodrum was president of Tommy Woodrum Advertising and was owner and operator of WAGS TV, where he directed and produced Grand Strand Golf and Walking with Wags. He owned Tommy's Thoroughbred Racing Stable and Breeding Farm and wrote Sandy Presbyterians and Golfing the Carolina Grand Strand. He was a former board president at Kanawah Valley Memorial Hospital, Charleston; fund-raising chairman for the March of Dimes, Charleston; board president at YMCA, Charleston; general manager of the Charleston Senators, Charleston; founder of the East-West Charity Football Game; founder and coach of the local Little League; founder and director of Mountaineer All-Sports Camp; and West Virginia Jaycees Man of the Year. He was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, where he was elder emeritus and served as director of the Renewal Ministries Foundation.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hancock Woodrum; four sons, Thomas Dana Woodrum III and Glen Yeuell Woodrum, both of Sumter, Lawrence Havern Woodrum, Columbia, and John David Woodrum, Aiken; a daughter, Linda Woodrum Haynes, Greenwood; a sister, Joanne Connell, West Virginia; and 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 Sixth Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

Rivers Funeral Home, Aiken, is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle Nov. 29, 2000


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