SALUDA - Carl Herbert Risinger, 84, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center.
A native of Saluda County and a son of the late James Garfield and Mary Eva Wasson Risinger, he was the husband of Ophelia Harris Sample Risinger and was first married to the late Mary Evelyn Pluett Risinger. Mr. Risinger was a US Air Force veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired manager with the Food Giant Grocery chain in Atlanta and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Ophelia Harris Sample Risinger of the home; a son, Russell Risinger of Leesville; two daughters, Carleen King of Atlanta and Debra Risinger of Batesburg; a stepson, Larry Sample of Charleston; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Forrest (Ernest) of Clinton and Brenda Wall (Virgil) of Greenwood; a brother, Roy Risinger of Batesburg; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Shiloh United Methodist Church, with Rev. Lee Cothran officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church social hall.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, c/o Mickey or Minnie Crook, 1053 Chappells Hwy., Saluda, SC 29138.
Ramey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.