Theodore Wannamaker Law
Theodore Wannamaker Law
  • January 31, 1933 - March 30, 2017
  • Wadley, Georgia

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COLUMBIA - Theodore “Ted” Wannamaker Law III died peacefully in his sleep early on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Wadley, Ga. Born on January 31, 1933, in Orangeburg, S.C., Mr. Law was the son of the late Theodore Wannamaker Law, Jr. and Elizabeth James Peterkin Law. He graduated from Columbia’s Lower Richland High School and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina. He earned his juris doctor from USC’s School of Law, graduating second in his class and serving as a member of the distinguished Wig and Robe Society. He also proudly served in the United States Navy. Mr. Law loved watching and participating in sports as a young man, especially football, basketball, and baseball.

Mr. Law is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Theodore Wannamaker Law IV and Joan Gross Law of Columbia; his daughter and son-in-law, Laura Heath Gary (of former wife, Anne Dickson) and Bill Gary of Decatur, Ga.; his son-in-law, David Love of Columbia; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Law Meinelt and Carl Meinelt of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Beverly Love Covert (Eric), Lauren Love (Nikki), Sarah Law, Katie Law, Thomas Law, Henry Gary, and Georgia Gary; great-grandchildren, Charles Akridge (Heather), Addie Covert, and Nicholas Covert; one great-great-grandson, Brayden Akridge; and niece and nephew, Rachael Ragin and David Ramsey (Alex). He is preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Love, and former wife, Mary Martin Law.

Family and loved ones will gather for a graveside service Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Peterkin Family Cemetery, across the street from St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Fort Motte, SC. Visitation will follow the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

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