Earl Rinehart PDF Print E-mail

James Earl Rinehart, 84, of Newberry, widower of Shirley Hilton Rinehart, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Lila Doyle Nursing Facility in Seneca.

Born on January 30, 1936 in Newberry, he was the son of the late Fletcher Hoyt and Ernestine Proctor Rinehart. He was an Air Force veteran and retired from the Newberry County Tax Assessor's Office. Mr. Rinehart was a member of Epting Memorial United Methodist Church and the American Legion.

He is survived by sons, Donnie (Sharon) Rinehart of Moncks Corner, Keith (Sandy) Rinehart of Simpsonville and Kevin Fletcher (Tina) Rinehart of Columbia; a daughter, Vicki (Peter) Mayo of Walhalla; eleven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty Cook.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. William Hightower. Mr. Rinehart may be viewed at the funeral home Friday between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Active pallbearers will be Austin Mayo, Justin Rinehart, Chris Holland, Dwight Evitt, Ben Fields and Peter Mayo.



#14 Bobbie Smith 2020-05-25 08:21
Vicki and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. We worked with Earl at the Tax Assessors office, Bobbie Smith, Carolyn Brigman and Judy Long
#13 Tim Cook 2020-05-24 16:59
Donnie ,Keith ,Vickie, and Kevin and family. I love you all , Sorry seem to find out things long after . I know your feelings of emptiness and sorrow . It stays with you and I would assume It’s God’s way of keeping the people we love in our lives ! I remember all the Christmas Eve get togethers and Aunt Shirley and Uncle Earl we’re always a big part , with the children in tow ! I feel we will be together on the other side !! I pray that God eases the pain of loss and comforts you in a way that only He can ! Again , I love you all !!
#12 Harriett Rucker 2020-05-23 16:12
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Shirley and Earl were good friend and wonderful people. We are grateful for Earl's service to the county. John enjoyed his talks with Jimmy Davenport and Earl at the courthouse. May God's love and peace be with you now and in the days to come. Harriett and John Rucker
#11 Todd Rinehart 2020-05-23 10:54
Very sorry to everyone for the loss.
#10 FAYE WOODWARD 2020-05-23 10:24
#9 Pat Mccullough 2020-05-23 10:24
To all the Rinehart family, I’m so sorry to read about Earl.
You all are in my thought’s and prayers .
Love to all. Pat Mccullough
#8 Sammie C Graham 2020-05-23 02:13
My deepest sympathy to Earl's family. I often had a chance to
talk with him in the courthouse or afterhours. I do send love and prayers to the family and friends in hopes that it will bring comfort in this time of grief.
#7 Betsy Black 2020-05-22 17:58
Wayne and I were saddened to hear of Earl's passing. We had known him and Shirley for more than 50 years. They were really good people. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#6 Rick McCutcheon 2020-05-22 11:37
So sorry about the the passing of your dad. Earl along with your mom we’re strong church supporters at Epting United Methodist. Vickie, Donnie, Keith, & Kevin(Fletch) mrs Judy & I share your sadness & hurt as all of you work with your loss. Please know our Lord continues to be in your presence during the difficult days ahead. Prayers & thoughts from the whole McCutcheon family!
#5 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-05-22 10:24
I am sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Earl. He was a very nice man to me during our years of acquaintance. We appreciate his service to our Country and our County. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#4 Jackie Bowers 2020-05-22 06:56
Vicki and Family, we are sorry to learn of Earl’s passing. I have so many memories of fun times when we worked at the courthouse together. Please know we are keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Tommy and Jackie
#3 Celia Dodgen 2020-05-21 16:02
Donnie, Keith, Kevin, Vickie: It is with a heavy heart that I write this note. We go back many, many years, long before you all and Laurie started school. You could go from house to house without your Mom, Shirley,nor me having to worry about you all crossing the street. We certainly didn't have to worry about someone snatching you up and taking you away from us. This is what I call the "good old days". I hope you all will remain to be a close knit family because as you grow older this will be so important. I love all of you and will do all I can to help you.
#2 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2020-05-21 11:19
Vicki and Family,Sorry to hear about Earl. We had so many good times when he worked for the County. He will be greatly missed! Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#1 Cynthia Hamm 2020-05-21 10:48
Keith and family. I’m sorry to hear about your dad. Praying for comfort to you in the coming days. Cynthia Hamm