Obituary of Jonathan Lucas Dieter, Sr.
Jonathan Lucas Dieter, Sr., 100, widower of Margaret Hardee Tucker Dieter, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024, at his home on Pawleys Island.
Mr. Dieter was born into a world recovering from World War 1, on July 8, 1923, in Columbia. He was a son of the late George Herman Dieter and the late Caroline Lucas Dieter. After graduating from high school, Mr. Dieter studied at the University of South Carolina, joined the KA fraternity and the Naval ROTC. It was during his time at USC that Pearl Harbor was attacked, thus prompting Mr. Dieter to start an accelerated plan to graduate early so that he could serve his country, and on the same day he graduated he was commissioned and received orders from the United States Navy.
With bravery and dedication, he boarded the USS Montpelier as a gunnery Officer for 28 months, he valiantly fought on the front lines, experiencing the horrors of war while displaying unwavering courage and commitment to his comrades. Following his honorable discharge form the Navy, Mr. Dieter embarked on a new chapter marrying the love of his life Margaret in 1946 and founded his own insurance agency in Columbia. In 1974 they moved to Pawleys Island, where he partnered with Pawleys Island Realty and later started the Dieter Company Real Estate/Insurance.
Through it all, Mr. Dieter's unwavering faith remained the cornerstone of his life. He had a great love for his church, The Abbey at Pawleys Island, and his commitment to reading his Bible daily, served as a constant reminder of the goodness and love that abounded in the world.
Mr. Dieter's greatest happiness came from the cherished moments spent with his beloved family. His resilience in the face of adversity, his unwavering dedication to his family and country, and his tireless efforts to serve his community will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Jonathan L. Dieter, Jr. (Jan) of Conway and Tucker Dieter (Kimmie) of Pawleys Island; four grandchildren, Lucas Adams (Reid) of Charleston, Caroline Bush (Dan) of Atlanta, GA, Will Dieter (Lauren) of Pawleys Island and Tuck Dieter (Taylor) of Lexington; seven great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Marian Dieter of Mt. Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Dieter and George Dieter; and one sister, Caroline Simons.
A family graveside service will be at 11 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2024, in the All Saints Church Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Sharon, Cathy, Deanna, Diane, Dana, Ginger and Rochelle for the loving care they provided to Mr. Dieter.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Abbey at Pawleys Island, 46 Gathering Lane, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or the Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29202
Online condolences may be left at www.ridgewayfh.com
Ridgeway Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. (843) 485-4242
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