George Brenton Renner III, 78

October 31, 2009

MAY 13, 1931-OCT. 29, 2009

George Brenton Renner III, 78, of Hagerstown, and a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 13, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George B. "Jake" and Beulah Ann Hamby Renner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Ann "Ellabell" Renner, on Aug. 13, 2001.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He retired from Shifler Electric.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 42 for 46 years and was a lifetime member of the Western Maryland Sportsman Club.


He is survived by two daughters, Wanda L. Kendle and husband, James E., of Hagerstown, and Susan M. Fraley and husband, Daniel L., of Hagerstown; one son, George B. Renner IV and wife, Darlene, of Boonsboro; one brother, Harry James Renner of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren, Charles L. Williard and wife, Marsha, Jessica N. Nigh, Brenton S. Renner and Brenton A. Renner.

He was preceded in death by one sister, June A. Tritsch; and one granddaughter, Nicole Sue Williard.

Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Daniel L. Fraley and the Rev. Eric L. Fraley officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 42.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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