Charles Leverett Adams ‘Charlie’ Terreni Jr., 18, USC freshman, pledged Pi Kappa Alpha

Charles Leverett Adams “Charlie” Terreni Jr.

Charles Leverett Adams “Charlie” Terreni Jr.

Charles Leverett Adams “Charlie” Terreni Jr., of Columbia, died March 18, 2015, at the age of 18.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat Street, Columbia. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Born in Columbia, he was a son of Charles Leverett Adams Terreni and Patricia Yeatman Terreni. Charlie played soccer since he was able to walk; he loved the game, but enjoyed his teammates and coaches even more.

His greatest joy was playing varsity soccer for Cardinal Newman beginning in eighth grade until he graduated in 2014. Cardinal Newman won three state championships during his time on the team. The 2014 championship season was the best because he was joined on the varsity team by his younger brother, Shand.

Friends were important to Charlie, and he made them easily with his quick smile and sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling, especially visits with his relatives in Italy, whom he adored. Charlie was a freshman at the University of South Carolina where he had pledged Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Surviving are his parents, of Columbia; brother, Robert Shand Terreni, of the home; maternal grandparents, Alfred and Margaret Yeatman, of Columbia; uncle and aunt, Robert and LariAnn Yeatman, of Rexburg, Idaho; first cousins, Brandon Yeatman, of Rexburg, Idaho and Ashley Holden and her husband, Tyler, of Boise, Idaho; and great-aunt, Iole Terreni. Also surviving are his dogs, Starsky and Hutch and cats, Snowshoe, Louis and Bacall. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Renato and Anne Terreni.

The family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our friends and family during this most difficult time. Charlie’s classmates, in particular, many of whom have returned from out of state, have brought God’s grace into our home. We have experienced love and generosity without bounds and will never forget it.

Memorials may be made to Cardinal Newman School, 4701 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206 or Congaree Rapid Soccer Association, P.O. Box 2135, West Columbia, SC 29171.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Dunbar Funeral Home.

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