Terry L. Rinehardt
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KANNAPOLIS - Terry Lee Rinehardt, 63, of Kannapolis, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. His death follows a brief illness.
Terry was born Dec. 23, 1950, in Stanly County, a son of the late David Webster and Viola Mae Harwood Rinehardt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Eugene Harwood, who died Dec. 12, 2013.
Terry was a graduate of North Stanly High School, and the University of Oklahoma, School of Healthcare Services at Sheppard AFB and Fort Sam Houston. He retired from the VA hospital in Salisbury, where he was a physician's assistant.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also served during Operation Desert Shield.
He was a member of the Kannapolis Church of God, where he was active in the choir.
Terry is survived by his wife, Susann Dobson Rinehardt of the home; sons Michael Terry Rinehardt and wife Wendy of Mooresville and Donald Lee Newton Jr. and wife Michelle of Concord; daughter Teresa Newton Ross and husband Steve of Concord; and grandchildren Bradley, Josiah and Xander Newton, Spencer and Jade Ross and Allison and Jesse Rinehardt.
Arrangements: Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at Kannapolis Church of God, 2211 W. "A" St., Kannapolis, NC 28081, with Rev. Sam Crisp officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday prior to the services at the church. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Salisbury on Monday, Jan. 27 at 12 noon.
Memorials: The family suggest memorials be made to Kannapolis Church of God, Mission Ministries, 2211 W. "A" St., Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 24, 2014