It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. O'Toole"Dino" Theirse, 63, of Pineville, South Carolina, who transitioned on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at his residence. Please adhere to all COVID-19 precautions and guidelines when visiting the family and funeral home. Masks are required.
O'TOOLE 'DINO' THEIRSE LIFE REFLECTIONS
O’Toole was born on June 14, 1960 in Saint Stephen, South Carolina to the late Charles B. Smith & Deloris Theirse Jenkins. Raised by the late Robersean Ethel Theirse. O’Toole received his heavenly crown when he heard the Lord’s call on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. The Heavenly angels guided him to the place that the Lord had already prepared for him.
O’Toole graduated from Cross High School in 1978. He later attended Trident Technical College and receive his Journeymen in Plumbing and, later continued his education for Plumbing in Jacksonville, FL where he received his degree to be a licensed Plumber. At the age of 22, O’Toole became a Licensed Plumber in the State of SC. It was at that time he became the proud Owner of Theirse & Son’s Mechanical Plumbing.
During his career Dino was employed by Merritt Plumbing Company, Clonts & Garrison Mechanical, Mock Plumbing, and C.R. Hipp Construction. Dino was employed with Triad Mechanical Contractors until his illness. Dino supervised many projects such as Texaco Service Station, Lake Moultrie Nursing Home, Public Storage, all in St Stephen SC, Pineville Fire Department, Jack Flash Car Washes (various locations) Cane Bay High School, Andrew Jackson High School, Miracle Academy Preparatory School, The University of South Carolina-Close Hipp Building, Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr. Terminal, North Strand Hospital, North Myrtle Beach SC, Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, Salisbury VA Medical Center, Broward County Detention Department, Pompano Beach, FL.
Dino was on the Committee for Pineville Eadytown Park & Recreation. He installed the first Pavilion at the Pineville Eadytown Community Park over 30 years ago.
Dino joined Messiah Reformed Episcopal Church at an early age.
Dino met the love of his life Linnea Smalls and on September 5, 1987 they were married. They were blessed with four beautiful children, one that preceded him in death, Faith Sheree Theirse.
Dino was a loving father, a straight shooter, never sugar coated, tell it like it is type person. He was very passionate about all sports. Dino enjoyed coaching and mentoring his children, grandsons, nieces, nephews and youth in the community. He was indeed everyone’s favorite uncle.
His mottos will always live on
“If you do Good today you GOTTA do better tomorrow.”
“A little boy from Pineville don’t quit.”
“(E) hard but (E) fair”
Call me Dino BRAVO
See, you missing the point…
I’m too high class, too sporty
You hard head but you do listen
Listen to ole Dad
Dino is preceded in death by: his wife, Linnea Theirse; mother, Robersean Ethel Theirse; three brothers and seven sisters: Golden Therise, William Theirse, Roosevelt Theirse, Richardine Theirse, Chloe Husser, Martha Kimmons, Agnes Eason, Evelyn Theirse, Mary Jenkins, and Cathleen Brown. Laterally, he was also preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law Leroy and Lottie Smalls.
Dino leaves to cherish his loving memories to his caring children: Stefanie (Jesse) Taylor of San Diego, CA, Shakara (Asa) Parks of Summerville, SC, Da’Vante O’Toole Theirse, and Trevin Theirse of Pineville, SC; bonus daughter, Brianna Blair of Columbia,SC; five grandsons, Zion and Ace Taylor, Ayden and Tyler Parks, and Brayden Wright; his siblings, Renia Pringle-Ellison, Kim Brown, of Pineville, SC, Michael Brown of Staten Island, NY, Deborah (Ed) Butler from the state of Texas, Gardine Theirse of Hempstead, New York, Chinette (Billy Sr.) Cattle of Shulerville, SC, Annette (Lee Thomas) Taylor of Jamestown, SC, Annette Bennett of McDonough, GA, Sharon (Derrick) Daniels of Moncks Corner, SC, Denise Scott of St. Stephen, SC. Marlyn Coleman, Teara Jenkins, Jacqueline Jenkins, David Jenkins Jr. of Bronx, NY, Tyrone (Shanay) Jenkins of Portsmith, VA, Steve Eason, and Calvin Husser both of NY; sisters and brothers-in law, Viola Griffith of Maiden, NC, Harry Lee (Ann) Smalls of Irvington, NJ, Jerome (Hannah) Smalls, Noel Smalls, Henry (Debra) Smalls and Renee Smalls of Pineville, SC, and Albert (Gwen) Smalls of Moncks Corner, SC; his godson, Shanard Smalls; special nephew, Lorenzo “Troy” Gavin of Pineville, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.