John was the CEO of Thompson Funeral Homes in West Columbia, South Carolina for 40 years. He was involved in all aspects of the business including Financial Analysis, Public Relations, Marketing, Training & managing a 40+ employee team with two locations and over 600 services annually. John was also a Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of the Board for Congaree State Bank which was founded in 2006 and successfully acquired in 2016 by Carolina Financial Corp. He is currently an Advisory Board Member of CresCom Bank.
John was formerly a Board Member for the Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company and is a former Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America where his District won many awards. He was also an officer for many years in Lions International and an officer & member of the Chamber of Commerce for the cities of West Columbia, Lexington, and Columbia, SC. John has a pilot license in addition to his Life Insurance and Funeral Director licenses. John received his Bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern University.