Clarence Adams Renneker Jr., 94, of Mt. Pleasant, SC entered into eternal rest with his family by his side on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. He was born on Sunday, March 12, 1922 in Orangeburg, SC to the late Mrs. Mary Carwile Renneker and the late Mr. Clarence A Renneker. Clarence â€œIkeyâ€ was a Citadel graduate (Class of 1943), Summerall Guard, and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He pursued a lifelong career as a second generation clothing merchant and as the owner of Rennekerâ€™s Inc. in Orangeburg, SC. Ikey was married to the love of his life, Laura, for 72 years, and they retired in Mt. Pleasant, SC in 1986. He enjoyed spending time with his family, reading his bible daily, and serving at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. Clarence was a dedicated trooper at Royall Hardware and founded â€œThe Well.â€ His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Laura Renneker, of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three sons, Clarence 'Ike' Adams Renneker III, of Edisto Island, SC, James Plowden Renneker, of Mt. Pleasant, SC and John Burton Renneker, of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Anne Renneker (Frederick Jaeger), of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three grandchildren, Ben Jaeger, Lucy Renneker, and James Renneker; special friend, Beth Colley (Larry), of Mt. Pleasant, SC; brother-in-law, John Richards Plowden, of Phoenix, AZ; and many loving friends and family. He was predeceased by his loving parents, and his sister, Anna Louise Spigner. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Caregivers at the Manor of Mt. Pleasant for their love and care of Clarence. A Memorial Service will be held at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 2946 on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM. . Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.McAlister-Smith.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1520 RIFLE RANGE ROAD, MT PLEASANT, SC (843) 884-3833.
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