Ethan Alan Pringle
1983 - 2016
Dorchester Funeral Home
7842 E Oglethorpe Highway
Midway, GA
SUNBURY - Ethan Alan Pringle, 26, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Memorial University Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in automobile accident in Bluffton.
Born in Savannah, Ethan was a lifelong resident of Liberty County and a graduate of Liberty County High School. He was a senior at Armstrong University, set to graduate with a degree in English in December. He worked as a lifeguard at Hunter Army Airfield for many years. And he aspired to attend law school at the University of Georgia.
He was predeceased by his mother, Mary J. Pringle.
He is survived by his father, Robert "Bob" Pringle of Sunbury; and his brothers, Jacob Pringle of Sunbury, Joel Pringle of Lafayette, LA, and Aaron Pringle of Athens (University of Georgia).
Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Dorchester Village Civic Center, with a remembrance service beginning at 8. Mr. Chuck Smith will officiate. Casual attire is welcomed and encouraged. Dorchester Village Civic Center is at 1804 Islands Highway, 2.2 miles east of Interstate 95's Exit 76 at Midway, on the left. (From Savannah, use I-95, take Exit 76, and turn left on Islands Highway.)
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at
Published by Coastal Courier from Sep. 13 to Sep. 20, 2016.
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So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Peace be with you.
Ellen Donahue Lambert
October 1, 2016
To the Pringle family:
I was a friend of your mother's from Boston and just learned of this recent tragedy. I can't tell you how sorry I am at this time especially after just losing your mom. I knew Ethan as a vibrant young man with much promise. And my prayers, to Jesus, are with you always, for you, your mom, and your recent loss.
Elaine McKenna
September 21, 2016
Dear Joel,Jacob and Aaron,My love and prayers are with you in this very sad time. I remember seeing all of you as you were growing up when your mother and I worked together. She loved all of you so much. I'm sure Ethan is with her now. Just as we all will reunite with our loved ones some day. Know that I will keep you in my prayers.
Bebe Logue
September 18, 2016
As a counselor at SGMS, I was privileged to know Ethan. Such a wonderful young man in middle school who became a fine man. Those of us who knew him at SGMS were so saddened to hear of his passing. No doubt that the world has lost a bright shining star. Our prayers are with all friends and family.
Angie Russell
September 16, 2016
Bob, My Heart goes out to you during this tragic loss, I can't imagine how hard this must be.
Charlie Bowers
September 16, 2016
Aaron, Jacob and Joel,
Our heart was broken when we heard the news. Even though we had only meet Ethan a few times, we will remember him for his charm and wit. We all share in your grief at this difficult time. Our prayers and condolences for the entire Pringle family -

"There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother." -Astrid Alauda -
Gena and Skip Lawwill
September 16, 2016
Prayers for the family. Ethan will truly be missed. God be with his family and friends.
September 15, 2016
To the Pringle and Joyce Family,

May God shine upon your hearts with loving thoughts of dear Ethan for he will be missed; but knowing that one day you will see him again with that vivacious smile. Then you'll know he's been with you all along!
Love Diana McNeal and The CBP Family
Diana McNeal
September 15, 2016
My prayers and sympathy is with your family right now. I know you are a family of faith. Hang on to the promises of God to sustain you in the days/years ahead. So sorry.
September 15, 2016
I didn't know you well at all, other than a smiling face in the halls and that same old school Braves hat i would recognize immediately when I saw you in the library. I didn't have to talk to you to know how passionate you were about your studies and how focused and determined you were to graduate. My sister and I were in the library for hours at a time every single day and we saw you each time. I'm sorry you never got the chance to walk across that stage and receive your well earned degree. Come this May, Courtney and I will do it for you.
Although we only exchanged a few brief words, the very few words you said to me was the nicest compliment I could ever receive: You liked my tattoos. Haha ill never forget that moment you said that. Rest Easy Ethan . Court and I will see you again some day.
Caitlynn Neely
September 14, 2016
Dear Jacob, Joel and Aaron,
There are no words to capture the depth of sorrow and sympathy I feel for each of you at this heartbreaking time. Ethan was a radiant soul. He is now reunited with your precious mother. Ethan and Mary will remain in our hearts forever. May they rest in peace and watch over each of you every day.
Deborah McDonagh
September 14, 2016
We don't have the words to express our feelings for you and your sons at this tragic time in your lives. We can only pray that you all experience the peace of Christ that surpasses our understanding.
Don & Judy Padgett
September 14, 2016
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Darlene Stone
September 14, 2016
Prayers for Ethan's dad, brothers and friends for God to give them strength and reassurance that they will be reunited in heaven one day with him.
Jacqueline Kidd
September 14, 2016
My deepest condolences. May God strengthen you in your time of mourning. Love you guys.
Danielle Rawl
September 14, 2016
To the family of Ethan Pringle,

I am sorry for your loss and I know God will give the Pringle family peace and comfort during this time of need. As a fellow Armstrong student you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy and I will pray for the family.
Sarah Floyd
September 14, 2016
Bob, Sons and family,
I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that God will be with you and yours each and every day for strength.
Jeff and Sharon Smiley
September 14, 2016
So sorry for this family's loss. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to them.
September 14, 2016
Hello Pringle family,
I just want to send my condolences for your loss of Ethan. Armstrong students send their heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Anthony Taylor
September 14, 2016
Rest in paradise Ethan ! Thanks for always been super chill and a genuinely nice guy.
Alex Sedlak
September 14, 2016
To the Pringle Family, Please accept my most sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of Ethan. I was a friend of Mary through work and a single mother. My son, Dustin Ford spent weekends with Ethan and Aaron playing football and basketball in the back yard. Ethan was always a joy when we came to visit. Ethan will be missed. Know that you and your family will me in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May God give you strength and comfort during this time.
Cynthia Ford
September 14, 2016
To Ethan's friends and family, words cannot adequately express my sorrow for your loss. Along with being on the new Student Advisory Board with Ethan under the direction of Dr. Beth Howells in the Literature, Languages, and Philosophy Department, I also had Ethan as a fellow student in Dr. Merricks' Diversity of Life biology class. Although I did not know him well, my interactions with him, while brief, were pleasant. I wish that I could have gotten to know him better. I offer my sincere condolences.
Hannah Bryan
September 14, 2016
Jackson Pittard
September 14, 2016
Sending thoughts and prayers for the family.
Jennifer Hollis
September 14, 2016
To the Pringle family, Please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of Ethan. I was his biology professor this semester. He was such a bright and responsible young man. Just last week we shared a laugh as I came around to check on the progress of his group's research project. I am glad I had the honor of interacting with him, if only for a brief time. I pray for peace and understanding for your family in the weeks, months, and years ahead.
Jessica Merricks
September 14, 2016
So very sorry to hear of this tragedy. Ethan was a fine young man that I had the pleasure and honor to coach. In coaching there are those few that strike a special place...Ethan was one of those for me. RIP Ethan and may God provide strength to the family in this most difficult of times.
Coach Tim Auger
September 14, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the Pringle family during this difficult time.
Jackie Young
September 14, 2016
Bob And Brothers we are so sorry for your loss. We loved your family and feel great sadness for ya'll. God bless
Bart ànd Shirley Clements
September 14, 2016
Bob and family I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that God will be beside you each and everyday for strength.
Billie (Baker) Futch
Billie Futch
September 14, 2016
Courtney Neely
September 13, 2016
Bob I am so sorry your family is experiencing so horrible an experience. I am sure loss of your son is beyond acceptance, but I wish you comfort.
September 13, 2016
Not just my friend, my idol. The man I aspired to be. You made me a better person just by being around you. I'll never get to see your smile radiate a room again. Or see how could give a completely controversial opinion without disrespecting a soul. I will live every day for the rest of my life trying to be what you were Ethan. I love you.
Tyler Dietz
September 13, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will miss you bro.
Scott Tucker
September 13, 2016
So sorry to hear about Ethan, great young man who like all the young men I got to work with is special to me. Always gonna remember our good times at the baseball fields. God bless all of you
Ricky Glisson
September 13, 2016
. ... Bob, Jake, Aaron, Joel and Family Members, So broken hearted for you guys... Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers... Without a doubt, Ethan will never be forgotten by his family and all those that made his acquaintance...❤❤❤

"With Deepest & Heartfelt Sympathy"
Skyler & Aaron Hoffer's Grandmother,
Anne Wright
September 13, 2016
Bob, So sorry to hear of the loss of Ethan. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Frank & Sherlyn Morris
September 13, 2016
Bob, I am so very sorry for your horrible loss!! We are praying for comfort for you and your family.
Mike Wilson
mike Wilson
September 13, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Brown Ammons
September 13, 2016
Ethan will be missed by so many . He touched the lives of every one who he surrounded himself with.I didn't know him as long as others did but the short amount of time I did know him and spent time with him he was always kind hearted and always made sure I was doing ok. He didn't get to receive his degree, but once I receive mine this Spring from Armstrong I will be thinking of him.
Courtney Neely
September 13, 2016
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sally Bailey-Rollins
September 13, 2016
I'm sadden to hear about Ethan. He and my daughter, Katie Hudson were friends. Your family will be in my prayers.
Steve Hudson
September 13, 2016
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