Harry E. Cromer, Sr.

Harry Emanuel Cromer, Sr., 95, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 27, 2021.


Born on October 2, 1925 in Newberry County, Harry was the son of the late John Emanuel and Janie Sease Cromer. He was a United States Navy veteran and a graduate of the University of North Carolina. While at Chapel Hill he met Carolyn Collins and they were married September 2, 1949. An avid sports fan, he followed his alma mater and Clemson enthusiastically. Harry was an accomplished baseball pitcher. He shared a love of history and collecting antiques with his wife. Harry was employed with Prentice Hall Publishing Company and Zaner Bloser. In 1971 he purchased the Imperial Pool franchise for South Carolina, which later evolved into Cromer Pools. This company is one of the oldest pool companies in the state. He was truly a pioneer of the swimming pool industry in South Carolina. A member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer for over 60 years, Harry served as a church treasurer and numerous terms of church council. He was president of the hospitality committee and also played and coached church league softball.


Harry is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Collins Cromer. They were days short of celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary. He was a proud father of three children, Jan Cromer Lowrey (Andy) of Columbia; Harry E. Cromer, Jr. (“Bubba” and Lynn) of Newberry; and John Malone Cromer (Lee Cooper) of Columbia. Grandchildren include Fran Cromer Gray (Hugh), Harry Cromer, III (Whitney), Collins Reingart (Chad), Allison Gilbert (Chad), and Anna Beth Huffstetler (Lucas). His nine great-grandchildren are Catherine, Matthew, and Andrew Moyd; Julia Collins and Harrison Cromer; James and William Reingart; and Neely and Landon Gilbert. Harry was predeceased by his siblings Carolyn Ruff, Dorothy Ragsdale, and John Earl Cromer.


Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2021, at Rosemont Cemetery by the Reverend Matthew Titus. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1515 Boundary Street, Newberry, South Carolina, 29108.


The family would like to thank Dr. Carroll Pinner, Dr. Michael Bernado, Gwendy Wheeler, and the staff of Springfield Place for their compassionate care.



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#27 Odell glasgow 2021-09-01 16:50
My deepest condolences to the family in the loss of the Cromer family Patriarch. Mr. Harry was a true southern gentleman and a fine individual. May the love of your ancestors heritage be with you now and in the days to come.
#26 Vincent Cromer 2021-09-01 05:04
So sorry to find out about his passing. He was a very special man. Both my parents adored him, and my grandmother Dot Cromer also spoke very highly of him. No matter what was going on, he always had that special smile that made me smile. I know his family will miss him and condolences to his beautiful wife and children.
#25 Donna Shealy 2021-08-31 20:54
John and family ,
Thinking and praying for you during this time.
#24 Lynn M Starnes 2021-08-30 10:13
Mr. Harry put in my parents pool in the 1980's and he always took care of anything they needed. He was a good man who will be missed by all. Prayers for your family at this difficult time.
#23 Beth Dawn 2021-08-30 09:10
Dear John, Thinking of you and your family at this precious time.
#22 Willie Morris 2021-08-29 21:59
So sorry to hear of Mr. Harry’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers! God bless you during this most difficult time in your lives. Mr. Harry was a true southern gentleman. Love and Peace, Willie and Andy
#21 Don Dowling 2021-08-29 16:11
A great man and patriarch of an amazing family. Praying God puts His comforting arms around the family.

Houston, TX
#20 Henry Franklin 2021-08-29 14:48
Bubba, Lynn, and family.
So very sorry to hear of Mr. Cromer's passing, but what a long and wonderful life he had, and what a legacy he's left behind in the family he has! May God's love and grace comfort you in the days ahead.
God bless,
Henry Franklin
#19 Jimmy & Donna Berley 2021-08-29 10:38
Jimmy and I lift up the entire family during this difficult time. Death does not destroy precious memories. Cherish those, for we are certain there are many. We love you all.
#18 Ann hUNTER 2021-08-29 10:12
Dear sweet Carolyn and family,
So sad to hear of your loss. Harry was a true gentleman as well as a gentle man. He will be missed by all.

Much love to you and your family.

Ann Clark Hunter
#17 Earline Carter 2021-08-29 09:51
Carolyn, Jan, Andy, Bubba, Lynn and John and Lee, thinking of you as you adjust to your loss.
#16 Becki McSwain 2021-08-29 08:50
Dear Bubba,
I will forever remember your dad as the kind man I knew from playing with you and Debbie Smith on Harper St. Time passes so quickly but seems so full when we think about all they contributed to our lives.
Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Becki McSwain
#15 BOBBY metts 2021-08-28 22:34
#14 Pat Mccullough 2021-08-28 20:39
I I’m so sorry to read about Mr Cromer , he was a pt.
Of ours at Dr Livingston’s office .
He will be missed . Prayers for all .
Pat Mccullough
#13 Gail Whitfield 2021-08-28 17:55
I think of your family often and am so sorry for your loss. A long life, long and happy marriage and the blessing of children and grandchildren made Uncle Harry a lucky man. I know you will miss him.
#12 Dale Barnett 2021-08-28 16:36
Bubba...so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Loosing a parent at any age is always a great loss. Prayers and condolences to you, Lynn, and the rest of your family and loved ones.
#11 Wendy Roberts 2021-08-28 14:13
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad.
Prayers for your family.
#10 Lynne and Roger Hazel 2021-08-28 12:47
We are so sorry for your loss.
#9 Tim Whitaker 2021-08-28 12:45
My Dear Aunt Carolyn, and all of my cousins. With tears in my eyes and a heavy heart, sending you all love. Uncle Harry has always been a "rock" and a legend in our family - always so kind, and so easy and comforting to be around, and always an inspiration and made me feel special. I thank him for this and the strength and confidence it has given me throughout my life.
You're all in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,
Tim and Mary Lee Whitaker
#8 Todd Rinehart 2021-08-28 12:30
We are very sorry for your loss.
#7 Ginger Gordon Stoudenmire 2021-08-28 10:02
Sending my deepest sympathy to the Cromer family. Fond memories of growing up in Newberry and in the same church family.
#6 Shelby D Felker 2021-08-28 08:56
Jan, Andy, Bubba & Lynn. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for comfort and peace. What a good man.
#5 Frank Partridge 2021-08-28 03:34
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Harry. He will always be remembered as a hard-working, honest and respectable man and a wonderful husband and great father. He was a good friend to me for many years. It was a privilege to have known him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#4 Sammie C Graham 2021-08-27 20:25
My deepest regret in the passing of Mr Cromer. I was very fortunate to have grown up in his neighborhood and to have known him and his family. My love and prayers during this tough time to his family and friends.
#3 Cindy Pitts 2021-08-27 17:36
So very sorry for your loss.
God speed,
Cindy, Jessi and Samantha Pitts
#2 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-08-27 16:08
We are very sorry for the passing from one life to another of Mr. Cromer. He was a fine man. Cherish the times of memories made to keep him alive in your hearts and souls. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#1 Shaye Miller 2021-08-27 15:59
Bubba, Lynn and family, So sorry for loss. I pray that God will you comfort and strength. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Eric and Shaye Miller

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