James William Render (Jim), an avid golfer, story teller, aggregate enthusiast, and gentleman died peacefully at Osprey Village Retreat on January 6, 2019 at the age of 93.
He was born in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1925 to Clarron Earl and Jessie Render. Jim learned thrift during the depression, stringing tennis rackets and selling water and soda pop at Washington DC tennis courts. During World War II, as a scout wounded in Germany, he learned to treasure every day. After the war, while recovering from reconstructive surgery on his hand, he entered the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, lettered on the tennis team, and met and married the love of his life – Rosemarie Bridges Render (“Petie”, who predeceased Jim in 2016). Jim graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. After graduation Mr. Render worked for Solvay, continuing his career with Martin Marietta in both Kentucky and Illinois – following an enduring fascination with roads, road repair, and aggregate. While in Kentucky, Jim was President of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association.
Jim and Petie retired to Hilton Head Island where the sun shined and it never rained on the golf course.
Jim is survived by 3 children – Lizbeth Ann Schuler (Elroy) , Marta L Render (Greg Stephens), and James W Render Jr (Kathy) and three grandchildren – Scott and Annie Stephens and Trey (James W III) Render.
Mr. Render will be interred next to Petie at the Jacksonville National Cemetery on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11 AM.
A celebration of his life will be held at 63 Sea Marsh Rd at 2 PM following the service. Contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.