Schuyler Arthur (Bud) Rennard, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, after a long illness.
Bud was born on Sept. 14, 1939, in West Chester, PA.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Rennard Dewees; his father, Schuyler Arthur Rennard; and his stepfather, Harry B. Dewees.
He leaves behind two brothers, Jim Rennard and Harry Dewees (Beth); his wife, Cathy Rennard; and his six children, Susan Rennard (Jim) of Long Island, NY, Cindy Rennard Beilby (Joe) of Richlands, MI, Christy Rennard Deprospero (Ben) of Fairmont, Jenny Rennard Poage (Chad) of Stow, OH, Michael John Rennard and Amy Rennard of White Sulphur Springs; and his five grandchildren, Erica, Kyle, Ryland, Caleb and Skyler Grace.
Bud loved and adopted the beautiful state of West Virginia as his home. He enjoyed an adventurous life and loved spending time with his family in the outdoors. Some of his favorite activities included camping, swimming, scuba diving and water sports of all kinds. Bud enjoyed sharing his love of horseback riding and shooting with the community as a popular instructor. He served his country in the US Marine Corps, was a past president of Rotary International in White Sulphur Springs and was active in the Boy Scouts of America, as both a Scout and a Leader. He was known for his sense of adventure and resourcefulness.
Upon earning a B.S. in Resource Management from West Virginia University, Bud had an accomplished career ranging from telephone lineman to senior vice president in the cable television industry. Eventually his desire for a simpler life compelled him to move his family to the Greenbrier Valley where he served as the Riding Master at The Greenbrier and was active in community life.
He will be fondly remembered by his family and all those who knew him for being a kind, loving, witty and passionate husband, father and friend.
Bud’s life was remembered and celebrated at Rhema Christian Center in Lewisburg. The family received friends Sunday evening, Nov. 17.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Nov. 18, where Pastor Stewart Farley officiated.
The family wishes to express their appreciation for the love and support received in recent days and over the years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rhema Christian Center or Greenbrier Valley Hospice.
Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.