July 11, 2021, 80, Mount Olive –
Mr. Harley Francis Ringer, at the age of 80, passed away Sunday morning, July 11, 2021, at his home on Jurney Street in Mount Olive.
Mr. Ringer was a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia. He had served in the United States Marines and later in the United States Army. His work in the civilian sector was that of a police officer, having been employed in the towns of La Grange, Clinton, and New Bern, N.C., and as chief of police in Bridgeton and Vanceboro. In Mount Olive, he worshipped at Salem Advent Christian Church and attended functions with the Mount Olive Senior Citizens Group, the Get-Together Club at Northeast Church, and the Golden-Agers.
Mr. Ringer is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Ringer Deem and David Deem of Kinston; grandchildren, Victoria Deem, Amber Dodge, and Michelle Shepherd; great-grandchildren, Jason Vissette, Serenity Gordon, and Bruce Shepherd; his brother, Roger Ringer; and his long-time lady friend, Johnnie Arnold of Mount Olive.
Visitation with the family will be at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, with graveside rites being at 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro. Full military honors will be rendered.