The patriarch of the Rinker family, William Dale Rinker, Sr. (Bill), 76, of Harpers Ferry, WV was of the Christian faith and passed peacefully at his home on Monday, August 5, 2019.
Born on February 4, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, Bill was the son of the late Shirley (Red) Rinker and Nora Rinker-Hardy. He was married to his beloved wife, Donna V. Rinker, for 40 years. Bill was a successful entrepreneur through the ownership and operation of his family business, Blue Ridge Heating and Air Conditioning. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, bowling, golfing, skiing, motorcycling, traveling, and watching NASCAR races.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; sons, Steven Rinker of St. Paul, MN; Donald (Scott) Rinker and fiancé Lora of Brunswick, MD; William D. Rinker, Jr. (Billy) and wife, Valerie of Harpers Ferry, WV; Erin Rinker and wife, Whitney of Harpers Ferry, WV; Eric Rinker and wife, Arlene of El Paso, TX; daughter, Natasha Rinker-Dinaso and husband, Nicolye of Charles Town, WV. Bill was blessed with 10 wonderful grandchildren, William III (Billy/LB), Owen, Nicholas, Caleb, Alicia, Alexa, Ava, Brynn, Zachary, and Shane.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard (Dick) Rinker, John (Larry) Rinker; one sister, Lorraine Hostler; and his treasured canine companion, Gizmo.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date; details of the arrangements will follow.