Rominger, James Edward

Lifelong Chattanoogan Was Veteran, Retired From Olan Mills, And Was Avid Athlete

Saturday, January 13, 2018
James Rominger
James Rominger

James Edward Rominger, 78, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Mr. Rominger was born and raised in Chattanooga. He attended Lakeview High School and worked at Olan Mills as a Computer Systems analyst after retiring from over 20 years of service with the U.S. Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman and athlete, he was the consummate competitor in all things. His hobbies ranged from being a private pilot/instructor to woodworking and tying custom fishing rods. He excelled at many sports to include pitching three consecutive no-hitters in fast-pitch softball, bowling, fishing, and hitting a hole-in-one in golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Velma Rominger.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Gretchen Rominger; children, Terri (Gregg) Renfro, Eric (Sheri) Rominger and Dusty (Suzanne) Rominger; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Boyd, Linda Langston; brother, Richard (Mary) Rominger.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the funeral home.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, to join in the procession to the cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made online to Kindred Gentiva Hospice Foundation

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Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist – North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343.

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