William Alexander Rennie Jr. April 20, 1928 - August 8, 2017 William Alexander Rennie Jr. (Bill), 89, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017, in the sanctuary at Snellville United Methodist Church in Snellville, Georgia. The family will receive friends at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. Bill Rennie was born on April 20, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan. He received his education in Detroit Public Schools, the RCA Institute (NYC), and the Electronic Institute (Detroit). Bill served in the U.S. Army Air Corp (USAAC) from 1946 to 1949. Following his military service, he returned to the Detroit area. On October 25, 1951, Bill married Shirley Mae Scholtz. They started a family (three daughters) and relocated several times before ending up in Lilburn, Georgia. Bill retired in 1992 after 35 years in the computer maintenance business with several companies. Mr. Rennie was preceded in death by his parents, William Alexander and Ada Marie Rennie; his beloved wife, Shirley; his brother, James Charles Rennie (Chuck); his sister, Joanne Marie Bach; and great granddaughter, Sea-Aira Skyler Rose Meeler. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Roger Dean Prock of Newnan, their sons, Jacob D. Prock (Decatur) and Joel D. Prock (Atlanta); daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and William Timothy Palmer of Covington, their son, Jason W. Meeler (Covington), and his children, Josten Dean and Savannah Rose, their son and daughter-in-law, Joshua N. Meeler Sr. and Heather L. Meeler (Carrollton), and their children, Austin David, Joshua Nathan Jr., Zachary Stephen Lee and Zalee Ann, and their son, Timothy Alexander Palmer (Covington); daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Michael Dennis Stephens of Gainesville, Georgia, their daughters, Megan D. Stephens (Augusta) and Jessica D. Stephens (Gainesville). He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Bill was loved and cherished by his family and many friends. He will truly be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of William Alexander Rennie Jr. (Bill) to Snellville United Methodist Church in Snellville, Georgia or to your favorite charity.

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  1. Bill, you will be missed. It was my pleasure to learn the H2U computer works from you. You retired and I am still doing the H2U computer work. As the song says, “I am strongest when I am on your (God’s) shoulder”. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

  2. We all want to live in a nice neighborhood surrounded by good people. Bill and Shirley were those good people who made Hunting Ridge Drive such a pleasant place to live for this former neighbor across the street. After my husband died, Bill was always willing to lend a hand when I had something heavy to move, a new mailbox to install, etc, and gave me dozens of rides to catch the shuttle to the airport. I will always have good memories of both Bill and Shirley. I send heartfelt condolences to Nancy, Carol and Elaine and their families.

  3. “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) I am very sorry for your loss. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious Mr William will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of losing him ever again. This is a promise from God! (Isaiah 33:24; Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4,5)

  4. It was sad to hear that Mr. Rennie passed away. When he lived on Hunting Ridge, we enjoyed talking to him and visiting while out walking. He was always kind and pleasant. We have missed him since he moved and are thinking about the family at this time.

    Mary and William Rambow

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