Lewis V. Ringer PDF Print E-mail

Lewis Virgil Ringer, 94, of Newberry, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 19, 2016, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on November 27, 1921, in Newberry County, he was a son of the late Henry David and Fannie Lominick Ringer. He was graduated from Newberry High School. In 1940, he began his career with the Newberry Electric Cooperative where he was the first lineman helping set poles and hang the wires to bring electricity for the first time to the homes of Newberry County residents. He retired in 1987 after 47 years as a line superintendent with NEC.

Lewis was a proud World War II Army veteran who served in the 30th Division (Old Hickory) as it fought its way across France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. As a member of the Signal Corps he remained just behind the front lines to help keep communications between the infantry companies during the Battle of the Bulge. He was preparing to embark on The Queen Mary for the Pacific Ocean Theater when the Japanese surrendered. His division was allowed to return to New York Harbor and was greeted with a fanfare as they passed the Statue of Liberty.

Lewis was a Lifelong member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Adult B Sunday School Class, the Joy Fellowship and formerly served on the Church Council and other committees. He was a 50-year member of the Newberry Amity Lodge # 87 AFM.

He is survived by his daughter, Lynn Ringer Cromer and son-in-law, Harry “Bubba” Cromer, Jr.; grandchildren, Fran Cromer (Hugh) Gray and Harry E. (Whitney) Cromer III; great-grandchildren, Tanner Moyd, Sara Kinard Moyd, Anna Gray, Connor Gray, Matthew Moyd, Catherine Moyd and Andrew Moyd, Julia Collins Cromer and Harrison Cromer. His beloved canine buddy, Bentley, was always by his side. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Helen Helms Ringer, sisters, Sara McDowell, Irene Lominack and brothers, Hubert Ringer and Homer Ringer.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, September 22, 2016, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the home of Lynn and Bubba Cromer and will receive friends from 6:00- 8:00 pm Wednesday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Sonny Ringer, Reid Ringer, Keith Kibler, Larry Helms, John Cromer, Andy Lowrey and Chuck Counts.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Joy Fellowship and Adult B Sunday School Class of St. Philip's Lutheran Church.

The family would like to acknowledge special caregivers for their compassionate care: Dorene Nance, Ann Robinson, Antoine Diggs, Rick Abbott, the staff of Newberry Internal Medicine, Newberry County Memorial Hospital, Springfield Place, and Palmetto Health Hospice.

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#27 Susan Scurry Wicker 2016-09-22 13:46
So sorry to hear about Mr. Lewis. He was such a sweet and loving person. I know he will be missed.
With deepest sympathy
Brett & Susan Wicker
#26 Jane,Bill Herbert 2016-09-22 13:45
Lynn and Bubba, We were so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#25 Dean Lominick 2016-09-22 05:51
Lynn & Family,
Words cannot express the love this man had for his family and church family. He will be missed by both. Loved to sit and listen to him talk about his life experiences. He served his church, country and the people of Newberry county with respect and dignity. I want to thank him for his service in all three. He was so humble and kind and tha is a lesson for all to follow.
#24 Barbara Weaver 2016-09-21 16:23
Such a kind and gentle man! (I met Mr. Ringer and appreciated our short weekly contacts when I delivered Meals on Wheels years ago as he so lovingly cared for Mrs. Ringer.)
#23 Pat Mccullough 2016-09-21 11:05
Lynn and family, I was so sorry to read about Mr Lewis, he was such a nice person and will be missed by all. You and your family are in my prayers. Pat Mccullough
#22 Murriel shealy 2016-09-21 10:50
Lynn and Family,
Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Mr. Lewis was a very kind person. Cherish your wonderful memories.
Clifford & Murriel Shealy
#21 Wendy Stoudemire 2016-09-21 10:40
Lynn, I never knew your daddy. I only know what an amazing woman you are and I have to believe the influence of your parents helped to mold you.
Your face would always light up as you spoke of him. It was obvious you shared a special bond. Hold tight to those precious memories. May you find some comfort in knowing he is with your mother.

All my love and prayers for you and your family, Wendy
#20 Beth Folk 2016-09-21 10:03
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Beth & Jimmy Folk
#19 Brian andVicki Smith 2016-09-21 07:42
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#18 Sammie Graham 2016-09-20 22:09
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your Father. He was a wonderful man and I know he will always be in your heart because of your love.
#17 Shaye and Eric Mille 2016-09-20 21:38
Lynn, Bubba and family,
We were so sorry to learn of your father's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you comfort. Shaye and Eric Miller
#16 Judy Bailey 2016-09-20 20:50
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Judy & Mac Bailey
#15 Henry Franklin 2016-09-20 20:43
Lynn,Bubba, and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Mr Lewis's passing. Daddy always spoke so fondly of growing up with him. I regret that I will be out of town most of this week, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless,
Henry Franklin
#14 molliegraham 2016-09-20 19:55
Dear LYNN,I was so sorry to hear about your dad.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Take care.Love and Blessings Mollie Graham
#13 Les Hipp 2016-09-20 18:15
Mr. Ringer was a wonderful and kind man who touched the lives of many. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone and he always looked for the best in everyone. There is no doubt that there is a special place awaiting him in Heaven. Beth and I have your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
#12 Nancy and Eddie Warr 2016-09-20 17:43
Lynn and family,. So sorry to hear of Mr. Lewis's passing.We loved talking with him especially at baseball games. He was always kind to everyone and always smiling. He will be greatly missed by all. Praying you will look to the Lord for strength,comfor t and peace during this time. Nancy and Eddie
#11 Chuck Counts 2016-09-20 17:29
Mr. Lewis was as Godly a man as I have ever known. I always told him he was my hero and I meant it. He was an intricate part of the greatest generation. There is no question our Lord and savior Jesus Christ welcomed him home with the words " Well done good and faithful servant." We shared some wonderful and joyful times together and for that I am eternally greatful.
Mr.Lewis was so blessed to have a wonderful family. I am so sorry I am on the other side of the world and can't fulfill his request that I be a pallbearer. May our great God comfort your family as you celebrate his homecoming.
#10 SusanSatterfieldSube 2016-09-20 16:58
Lynn and Family:
We are so sorry about you Dad. You will be in our prayers in the days ahead. God bless you.
Susan and Russell
#9 Nancy Stoudemire 2016-09-20 13:17
My family and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love to you all,
The Stoudemires and the Alewines
#8 Jim and Patsy Parks 2016-09-20 11:24
Lynn, Bubba, and family: We were sorry to hear of Mr. Ringer's death. What a wonderful life he must have lived. And, Lynn, what a wonderful, caring daughter you were to him. May God wrap His arms of love, peace and comfort around each of you. Cling to your precious memories and God's promise of spending eternity together.
Jim and Patsy
#7 Sheriff Lee Foster 2016-09-20 11:23
A great American! A good person. A man of God. A wonderful family man. A great and long life used to influence people in a positive Christian way. His service and sacrifice to our country are immeasurable. Thank you good and faithful servant. Our family extends our sympathy on your loss. He will truly be missed by many. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#6 Harriett Rucker 2016-09-20 09:56
Lynn and Bubba, You have been so wonderfully supportive and shown so much love in caring for your father. We know he was appreciative of your being there for him. He was such a kind and wonderful father to you and a real friend to everyone he ever crossed paths with. May God's love that shown on him and shines on us give you peace during this sad time. You are in our prayers. Harriett and Johnny
#5 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2016-09-20 09:42
Lynn, Bubba, and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lewis certainly enjoyed a long life and being around people. I never remember him missing a Ringer family funeral! May God bless!
#4 Butch & Tricia Price 2016-09-20 09:02
We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with each of you.
#3 Coroner Craig Newton 2016-09-20 08:38
Lynn and Bubba, Robyn and I send our sincere condolences. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your dad was such a kind and caring man. What I remember most about him was his smile. He was always so kind to me and I was so impressed with his love of his family. He truly will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing and loving him.
#2 Dorene L.Nance and D 2016-09-20 07:09
To the Ringer family I want thank you for letting me and my family into your home to work with your father he was a wonderful man. Mr.Ringer loved each and every one of us.Once again to Mr.&Mrs. Lynn and Bubba Cromer thank you he will never be forgotten in our lifetime to us.
Sincerely Mrs.Dorene L Nance
Mr.&Mrs. Antoine L.Diggs
#1 Rick McCutcheon 2016-09-19 19:57
Lynn & Bubba so sorry to hear of Mr Luke's passing. I know how wonderful of a dad he had to be, because of years he helped mentor me at Nby Electic Co-Op. Judy & I prey that you will understand how much he meant to so many people & how many lives he touched. Our prayers & thoughts are with your family. Rick & Judy McCutcheon