Alfred Smith Rominger, age 95, of Banner Elk, passed away Sunday morning, June 30, 2019 at his residence.

He was a native of Watauga County and the son of the late Jim and Florence Harmon Rominger. Alfred was instrumental in building Piney Grove Baptist church, and taught Sunday School there for over 60 years. Alfred was the care taker of Piney Grove Baptist Church for many years, and supported his church all of his life.
He was a WW II Veteran, serving in the US Navy aboard the attack transport USS Dutchess.

He was a very reputable building contractor and enjoyed working with and building with wood. He loved to fish and rabbit hunt, and adored his beagles.
In his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball and playing the catcher position.

Alfred enjoyed life, loved his family, and passed away in his home with his wife by his side. This is exactly where he wanted to be.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Lester Rominger, two grandsons, Morris Ward and Daniel Crump, and by two brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Pauline Holman; daughters, Janette Fisher and husband Jerry of Laurel Springs; Dalene Mast and husband Mike of Sugar Grove; Judy Matheson and husband Keith of Sugar Grove; Janie Budd and husband Ken of Winston Salem; one son, Keith Rominger and wife Denise of Banner Elk; one daughter-in-law Sue Rominger of Mountain City, TN.; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Alfred Smith Rominger will be conducted Wednesday,2:00 p.m. July 3, 2019 in Piney Grove Baptist Church, Banner Elk, with the Rev. David Testerman officiating. Burial with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130 and DAV Chapter 90, will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and/or Samaritan’s Purse International Relief.

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