John (“Jack”) Harvie Rennie, 79, was born on July 27, 1938 in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died on March 2, 2018 at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, South Carolina. He is predeceased by parents James and Margaret Rennie, sister Nan and brother “Wee Jim.” Jack graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow, and taught music in public schools in Scotland and England for 35 years. Throughout much of that time, he played piano in his own band. A man of varied and eclectic interests, Jack was a professional soccer player for the Glasgow Rangers while in his 20s, and continued to follow Scottish “football” all his life. Every morning found him at the computer reading “The Scotsman” to keep current on both Scottish news and football happenings.
Jack moved to America in 2000. A life-long musician, he met the love of his life Ingrid while directing the Beaufort Belles. They married in 2005 and moved to Sun City in 2006, where he continued his passion for music by starting and directing both the men’s and women’s barbershop choruses there. He later directed the Callawassie Chorus, and has been a member of the Sun City Chorus and Concert Band for a number of years, initially playing the synthesizer for the band and then continuing as a singer.
He is survived by his wife Ingrid, daughters Fiona Paterson and Lorna Gardiner, and son Alan Rennie, all residents of Scotland, step-son George Raupp of New Hope, PA, and grandchildren Katie, Lewis and Teah of Scotland, and Tom and Malcolm of New Hope, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an animal shelter of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Rd., Bluffton; those attending are invited to a reception immediately following the program at the Riverbend Lodge in Sun City.
Celebration of Life
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton
Sunday March 11th, 2018
90 Simmonsville Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
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Jack on frequent occassions would symbolise the pathways of life with the wording :- "As we're only here for a short time, let us be here for a good time". Jack a true champion to all who knew him. Willis and Isabel
Submitted by Willis and Isabel on Mar 7 2018 12:29:55 PM
Jack always had a special relationship with my late husband John. May they together enjoy each other again in heaven.
Submitted by Louise Leonhardt on Mar 7 2018 07:57:22 AM
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
But always near,
And very dear.
Til we meet again Dad.
Submitted by Alan, Katie and Teah. on Mar 6 2018 09:57:49 PM
Jack, We will see you again someday and will again hear your Scottish brogue. You were a wonderful man. Thank you for making our Ingrid so happy. Richard and Linda
Submitted by Richard and Linda Zaleski on Mar 6 2018 06:32:33 PM
Sleep tight Papa Jack
Submitted by Lewis Gardiner on Mar 6 2018 03:05:30 PM
Jack was a special guy. I had the honor to sit next to him in The Sun city chorus. Jack made us all better singers. We will miss him.
Submitted by Terry Ash on Mar 6 2018 02:18:29 PM
rip "uncle" Jack....
you will be one of the brightest stars in the sky 💕 xxx
Submitted by Laura wilson on Mar 5 2018 05:03:03 AM
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Submitted by David and Norma on Mar 4 2018 05:21:48 PM
In my dreams I’ll always see you soar above the sky
In my heart there’ll always be a place for you for all my life
Loved and missed everyday
Rest in peace Dad
Submitted by Fiona Paterson on Mar 4 2018 09:37:49 AM
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