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Elmer Arnold Rish

April 11, 1933 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 88)
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Perry – Mr. Elmer Arnold Rish, 88, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Mr. Elmer is the loving husband of Ernestine Starnes Rish. They have been married for 63 years. He is the father of Ronnie Rish and his wife Carol and Wayne Rish. Mr. Elmer is the Pa of Donald Rish and his wife Elisa, Cody Rish and his wife Shannon, Crystal Rish, and Douglas Rish. He is the great grandfather of Brianna, Brenna, Shyanne, and Brooklyn. His fur baby is Cosmo. Mr. Elmer is the brother of Bettie Rish Head and her husband Don, the late Thomas Gray Rish, and the late Bessie Rish Herring. He is the son of the late Arnold Horne Rish and the late Thelma Mozelle Salley Rish.

Mr. Elmer retired from DuPont and Westinghouse after 38 years of service. He worked in reactor areas and then in Tritium where he was a supervisor. Mr. Elmer loved playing golf. He enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Gamecocks. He coached Little League and taught community kids how to play as he played with them.  Mr. Elmer served on Perry Town Council for many years.  Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Mr. Elmer to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Blizzard Funeral Home. A Service Celebrating Mr. Elmer’s life will be 11 am on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Burial will follow at Perry Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Mike McCormick will be ministering to the family. The Rish family ask to honor Mr. Elmer by wearing Gamecock or Casual Attire.


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October 7, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blizzard Funeral Home
153 Main Street South
Wagener, SC 29164

Funeral Service
October 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Blizzard Funeral Home Chapel
163 Main Street South
Wagener, SC 29164


Perry Baptist Church Cemetery (SC)


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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