James Renner
Mar 14, 2013 | 649 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
James “Oscar” Renner was born on Feb. 21, 1920, and celebrated his 93 birthday a few weeks ago.

His life’s journey was completed on Monday, March 11, 2013. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church. He was born in Greene County and moved to Bradley County in 1924.

He served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery during World War II in Fayetteville, N.C. There he met the love of his life, Doris Downing, and they were happily married for 63 years.

He was a member of Bradley County Farm Bureau and was inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1995. He was a member of Dairymen, Inc. and was named Outstanding Conservation Farmer of 1979 by the Bradley Soil Conservation District for his efforts to conserve soil, water and related resources. He and Doris operated a farm in the Red Hill community for approximately 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; and parents, W.A. and Louisa Renner. He was also preceded in death by his siblings: Clara Bennett, Dorothy McCoy, Willie Ruth May, Sue Ada Clabo, Marvin Renner, Paul Renner, and Archie Renner (infant); and several nieces and nephews.

He is survived by two sisters who cherish his memory: Chassie Renner Hannah and Amy Dean Pinckard; and many nieces and nephews. Our appreciation to Cora and David Shope and Kaye and Josh Edwards for taking excellent care of Uncle Oscar.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Gibson officiating.

Interment will follow at Flint Springs Cemetery with Kyle Holmes, Vernon Renner, Ernie Scroggins, Ashley Senters, David Allen Clabo, Kenneth Renner, Bobby McCoy and Olin Bennett serving as pallbearers.

A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Flint Springs Cemetery Fund, in care of David Hannah, 7688 Dalton Pike S.E., Cleveland, TN 37323

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Renner family guest book at www.fikefh.com.