Ernest Randy Romine

Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:32 PM

Ernest Randy Romine, 58, passed on into the loving arms of his heavenly Father on Friday, December 28, 2012. Ernie was an extremely generous and thoughtful brother, uncle, and friend who loved the Lord with all his heart. He adored his family and always wanted the best for everyone. He was full of life and loved singing and goofing off with his sister, especially his youngest sister, and enjoyed spending time with his brother.

Ernie was an excellent barber, having mastered his art with more than 30 years experience. These skills were used during his service with Angelic Ministries, which were some of his fondest memories.

Before his illness, Ernie attended Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, where he sang in the choir, was involved in missions work and made many friends. He was blessed to go on two mission trips, one to Romania and one to Thailand. He loved helping others. After becoming ill, he moved closer with family and recently began attending Rio Life Church in Sevierville.

Ernie was preceded in death by his father and mother, Rev. Ernest and Marjorie Romine; brothers, Danny and Arnold Romine; and nephew, Adam Romine.

Survivors include his brother, Ron Romine and wife Emma; sisters, Glenda Faidley and husband Paul, Christ Taft and Wanda Harrison; nephews, Jonathan Romine, Jeff Faidley and wife Angela, Tyler Faidley, Micha Taft and Josh Harrison; nieces, Wendy Romine, Amanda Romine, Mechelle Romine, Sherry Romine, Tonya Hatcher and husband Darrell, Carey Walker and husband Clint, Ashley Spur and husband Jonathan; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A gathering of friends and family will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 2nd at Rio Life Church in Sevierville, with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 6:30 p.m. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.