In Memory

Tommy (Big Bubba) LeMacks - Class Of 1964




Thomas Middleton LeMacks
CMA Class of 1964
Charleston, SC

February 17, 1945 - April 23, 2014



Thomas Middleton LeMacks, 69, of Meggett, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, April 23, 2014. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, in St. Philip's Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment, private. The family will receive friends Friday, April 25, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street.

Tommy was born February 17, 1945, in Charleston, SC, son of the late Isaac Middleton LeMacks and Alice Thomas LeMacks. He attended The Citadel and was a graduate of The Baptist College. Tommy served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Washington Light Infantry, the Society of Colonial Wars, The Arion Society, Sumter Guards, Deugscher Brudeliche Bund, St. David's Society, Carolina Yacht Club, the Naval Order of the United States where he served as the Commander of the Charleston Commandery. Tommy was a member of The French Huguenot Church.

He is survived by his three sisters, Alice LeMacks Patrick, Mary LeMacks Scarborough, Lisa Middleton LeMacks all of Charleston, SC.

Memorials may be made to The French Huguenot Church, 44 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401, or Porter Military Academy Alumni Association, c/o Porter Gaud Foundation, 300 Albemarle Road, Charleston,SC 29407






Visitation will be at 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Friday April 25th at the J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home at 232 Calhoun Street in Charleston SC, phone # 843-723-2524.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday April 26, 2014 at St Phillip's Church on 142 Church St. Charleston SC 29401. (843) 722-7734.

Internment will be private


Parking Garage at Market & King about 3.5 blocks away,
if you plan to attend please arrive a minimum of
30-45 minutes early to either service.
CMA cadets should call and let me know if you are coming and to what service.

To honor Tommy please wear your CMA lapel pin. If you do not have one please let me know and I will bring extras. I will be at both services.


Thank You

Randy Jennings




2010 CMA Regional Reunion Maxton NC

CMA Reunion 2003

CMA Reunion 2004

CMA Reunion 2005

CMA Reunion 2006

CMA Reunion 2007


The CMA Reunion 2008 Was In Asheville NC, Tommy LeMacks Was In Attendence
But No Photos Were Taken.



CMA Reunion 2009


CMA Reunion 2010

CMA Maxton Reunion 2010

CMA Reunion 2011

CMA Reunion 2012

CMA Reunion 2013

 Tommy attended every annual CMA Reunion
He Will Be Missed By All. RIP Friend

CMA Donations To Porter Military Academy
In Memory of Tommy LeMacks
Has Been Earmarked For Bust Of Porter Founder
(in leiu of flowers family requested this form of donation)

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04/23/14 12:09 PM #1    

L. S. (Scott) Blankinship (1963)

Carol and I were terribly saddened to hear of Tommy's sudden passing. He was a big part in the Alumni Association over the last decade, and his presence made a big difference.  He loved sharing his memories of CMA and especially the football team.  It was Tommy who finally grabbed the ball and ran with it to set up the first CMA reunion in 2003. That's when I first met him.  What a pleasure it was to work with him then and in following years to help make the reunions such a success.  Tommy was bigger than life, a man's man who enjoyed talking about everything from football to southern culture to whiskey to the US Navy.  He had friends all over and will be sorely missed by all this year and in the many years to come.  


Fair winds and following seas good friend.


Scott and Carol Blankinship

04/23/14 02:01 PM #2    

Randy Jennings (1963)

I have had to do many things since I have reunited with my fellow cadets and classmates from Carolina Military Academy, but announcing the loss of one of our classmates today is probably one of the hardest.  I just received word a few minutes ago that our beloved Tommy LeMacks passaway this morning of a heart attack at his home in Meggett, SC.

The information is very limited, Mel Roberts called me and from what I could gather this just happened.  Mel was very distressed about his very close and lifelong friend.

I realize that news like this could not have come at a worse time with our annual CMA reunion looming in the near future. I had talked to Tommy last week and he was very excited about coming to the reunion and even talked to me about our plans to go to Alaska in September with some of our CMA classmates.

This type of situation only goes to show you how much more important it is for us to stay in touch with our CMA friends and classmates.

I can not speak for the family, I am sure that the service will be in a few days but we will certainly have a memorial service for Tommy at our reunion in Myrtle Beach. I will let you know as soon as possible about plans for his

Please keep Tommy's family in your thoughts and in your prayers.



04/23/14 02:45 PM #3    

Thomas Ward (1963)

It is with sadness and shock of the notice of the sudden passing of our classmate Tommy LeMacks

that I send my condolences to his family, friends and classmates. I pray that Tommy will be received

into Gods Heavenly Kingdom and that he may have the joy of spending eternity with God and his Dear

and Devine Son Jesus Christ. May his family be granted the strength, the faith and the love to carry on.

Tom Ward

CMA 1962-63




04/23/14 06:38 PM #4    

Harold Mike (Wisconsin) Mokry (1964)

Tommy was my best friend in our senior year of High School at C.M.A.

I first met him when I came down before school started for early football

practice and easily formed a strong friendship. It was easy to be Tommy's

friend. I remember he used to go to church with me on Sunday because we

took a Bus to another town and he had an excuse to get away from the school.

40 years later he was organizing a reunion and he could'nt find my number so

he called my mother and she gave it to him but before he hung up she asked

him if he knew that Lee Johnson boy. Well when he finally contacted me he says

to me. How does your mother know Lee Johnson and not me!!!!


The funny part is when he finally called me I answered and he says you'll

never guess who this is! I said it's Tommy LeMacks I could recognize that

Charleston voice anywhere!.Well he never forgot that and told the story many times


I've loved Tommy LeMacks most of my life and I will till I see him again in a

better life!


                         Your friend for Eternity  Mike(Wisconsin)Mokry


Now did you catch that spelling Shark!!!!!



02/17/16 09:53 AM #5    

Randy Jennings (1963)

Happy Birthday My Friend,


We all miss you very much.


Rest in peace old friend.




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