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.