South Carolina Senator Hugh Leatherman died last week from complications caused by stomach cancer.
The family published today that the funeral for Sen. Hugh Leatherman will be held on Friday.
Thousands are expected to attend.
Quentin Hawkins, Leatherman’s chief of staff, announced the arrangements on Monday.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. at the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center located at 201 South Dargan Street in Florence.
The family will host a reception after the funeral on the grounds of the FMU Performing Arts Center for those who would like to talk with the family and celebrate the state senator’s life.
Those who wish to attend the funeral are encouraged to arrive early as seating and parking will be limited.
A formal obituary and further details on the funeral will be released later this week, according to Leatherman’s office.