Ruby W. Painter

Ruby W. Painter

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Ruby Elizabeth Waddell Painter, 98, of Greer, South Carolina, wife of the late Adam Sam “Bill” Painter, Sr., affectionately known as Ms. Ruby, passed away June 29, 2024.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late JD and Thula Fortenberry Waddell, she was the owner and operator of Ruby’s Florist and charter member of Peoples Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Fred Painter (Kaye) of Lyman and Adam Sam Painter, Jr. (Charlotte) of Greer; one daughter, Sandra Dean of Lyman; one brother, James Donald Waddell of Duncan; five grandchildren, Nancy Currin (Brian), Gena Poole (Anthony), Chad Painter (Erin), Josh Painter (Melissa), and Micah Lewis (John); 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Marcia Painter of Greer.

She was predeceased by two sons, Scottie Ray Painter and Kenneth James Painter, and one son-in-law, David Dean.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2024, at Peoples Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Larry Padgett, Rev. Eric Davis, and Rev. Michael Turner. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held 9:30-10:45 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2024, at the church prior to the service.

The family is at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652; Peoples Baptist Church, 310 Victor Ave. Ext., Greer, SC 29651; or Interim Healthcare, 100 Verdae Blvd., Ste. 300, Greenville, SC 29607.

Online condolences may be made at

The Greer Citizen

317 Trade Street Greer, SC 29651

Phone: 1-864-877-2076

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