Estus Bernell Daddy Rabbit Riner

Augusta, GA – Estus Bernell “Daddy Rabbit” Riner, 79, beloved husband of 61 years to Mary Belle Gunn Riner, entered into rest on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors this Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. with the Elder Sam Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park .

Mr. Riner was a native of Oak Park , GA , had made Augusta his home for most of his life and was the son of the late Estus Brown and Willie Irene “Bill” Riner. He had coached little league baseball for 9 years in his childrens’ younger years and loved to golf and fish in retirement. He had retired from the Teamsters Union, Local # 506 having worked at Consolidated Freight as a truck driver. Mr. Riner was deply rooted in his church, Augusta Primitive Baptist and later Cornerstone Baptist Church , where he had seved for 62 years as both a Deacon Kollagen Intensiv and Treasurer.

In addition to his parents Mr. Riner was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Joshua Riner and Carly Adkins.

He is survived by his sons and their spouses, Joe and Sherry Riner, Jeff and Regina Riner, Scott and Robin Riner; his daughter and her husband, Tabatha and Sam Adkins; his grandchildren and their spouses, Jordan and Amber Riner, Jeffery Riner, Travis Riner, Fallon Riner, Clay Kincaid, Amanda and Mason Jones, Matthew Riner, Taylor Riner, Lindsey Riner, Christopher Riner, Cassidy Riner, Tucker Riner, William Riner, Ben and Lindsey Adkins and Beth, Russell Minton, Bailee Adkins and Preston Adkins; as well as six great grandchildren.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Lane , Suite D, Augusta , GA 30907 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 , Alexandria , VA 22312 .

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road , Augusta , GA 30906

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