Dallas – Harold Louie Cloninger, 86, passed away on November 1, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Gaston County on April 24, 1935, to the late Wilbert and May Cloninger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Kinley.
Harold was a very involved and active member of Antioch Lutheran Church. He volunteered and led their church team in construction projects at Lutheridge. Harold also served in building many Habitat Houses throughout the years. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Mr. Cloninger is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Nancy Lewis Cloninger;
children, Jeffrey (Julie) Cloninger; Todd Cloninger, Vicki (Alfred) Bless, and Patti Cloninger; five grandchildren, Jacob (Lauren) Cloninger, Jaclyn (Jacob) Rhyne; Jason Lewis Cloninger (Jessica Smith); Athena Bless, and Alex (Courtney) Bless; and two great-grandchildren, Nolan Rhyne and Madelyn Rhyne.
Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 5th at Antioch Lutheran Church Garden of Peace, 330 Old NC 277 Loop Road, Dallas, NC with Reverend George Rhyne officiating. Due to Covid, the family respectfully requests that masks be worn.
Pallbearers will be Alfred Bless, Alex Bless, Jacob Cloninger, Jason Cloninger, Jacob Rhyne and Joseph Wagoner.
Memorials may be made to: Antioch Lutheran Church Garden of Peace, 330 Old NC 277 Loop Road, Dallas, NC and/or Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.