EPSOM - Ronald Thomas "Boot" Renn, 81, of Epsom died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at a local nursing home.
A lifelong resident of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Channie Alridge and Carmen Tharrington Renn.
Mr. Renn was a retired farmer and owner and operator of Renn Gro Fertilizer. He was a member of Liberty Christian Church, where he was a former deacon and Sunday School superintendent.
He was a member of the John H. Mills Masonic Lodge No. 624 and was a founding member and former chief of the Epsom Volunteer Fire Department.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. Caroline Allen. Burial, with Masonic Rites, followed in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Laney Collins Renn; daughters, Susan R. Owen of Los Gatos, California and Elizabeth R. McKinney (Chris) of Roanoke Rapids; a son, David L. Renn (Jo Lynne) of Epsom; a sister, Betsy Page Edwards (Talmadge) of Louisburg; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eris Lindsay, and three brothers, Walter J. Renn, Alridge A. Renn, and Harold M. Renn.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Epsom Volunteer Fire Department.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Christian Church, Cemetery Fund, c/o Mattie R. May, 1897 Epsom-Rocky Ford Road, Henderson, NC 27537.
Arrangements were by Flowers Funeral Home.