VISITATION:Thursday, March 5, 20202-7:00 P.M.Washington's Funeral Home405 Elm Street WestHampton, South Carolina 29924 FUNERAL SERVICE:Friday, March 6, 202011:00 Ante Meridian.Antioch Christian Church3425 Mill Pond RoadVarnville, South Carolina 29944 INTERMENT:(with Masonic Rites)Antioch CemeteryVarnville, South Carolina 29944 Pastor Thomas Doctor, Sr., EulogistPastor Dr. Freddie Lawton, Sr., Officiating
Manuel Doctor, the son of Pastor Thomas and Dorothy Doctor, was born on December 21, 1969 in Varnville, South Carolina. He transitioned from this world on Saturday, February 29, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born and reared in Campbranch, South Carolina. At an early age he became a member of the Antioch Christian Church in Varnville, South Carolina.He was also a member of Antioch Masonic Lodge #91 of Varnville, South Carolina.On December 23,1995, he was united in marriage to Kathey Williams who has been by his side ever since.
Manuel touched the lives of many throughout his time here on Earth. He was a 1988 graduate of Wade Hampton High School, Varnville, South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from The University of South Carolina in 1992. Manuel furthered his education and received a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. He began his career by working at the Department of Probation and Parole; and he began working at his "dream job", The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) on May 15, 2005 where he worked until his passing. He was affectionately known to his ATF family as “Doc”.
By those who loved him, he was known for his laughter, his smile, joking and having the last word no matter what! Giving up was never an option for him. He persevered through whatever came his way. Manuel lived his life to the fullest and even through his illness he always had a way to make others smile. His love for building and renovating became a hobby of his in later years.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Kathey Doctor; His faithful parents, Pastor Thomas Doctor, Sr. and Dorothy Doctor of Campbranch, South Carolina; One brother, Thomas Doctor, Jr. (Bridgett Doctor) of Campbranch, South Carolina; One sister, Dr. Tara Mack (Retired Major Stanley Mack, U.S. Army) of St. Helena Island, South Carolina; Sisters in law: Sherry Smalls (Minister Larry Smalls) of Early Branch, South Carolina, Linda Ford (Johnny Ford) of Walterboro, South Carolina, Mary Alice Richard of Walterboro, South Carolina, Mae Johnson of New Haven, Connecticut, Mary Louise Williams of Bronx, New York, Beverly Louise Ferguson (Frank) of Sheldon, South Carolina, Beverly Ann Bennett (Donald) of Columbia, South Carolina.
His devoted nieces and nephews whom he loved like his own: Ashia Monique Doctor (goddaughter) Cierra Ashley Mack, Charisma Amari Doctor, Jontasia Ford (goddaughter), Taylor Iman Mack (goddaughter), Lateria James, Shalisha Fields, Jamiah Smalls, Stanley Mack, Jr. and his godson Nicolas Cornelius.
He leaves a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends to cherish his memories, including Austin Coker who was like a son to him; and a devoted uncle (James Capers), with whom he shared a special bond.
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