Richard Conrad Davis Inman, 38, passed away on September 6, 2021 from complications of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Rick is survived by his wife, Kristen Inman; parents, Richard and Mary (Neal) Inman; sister, Stephanee Seay (Chris); nieces, Ansley Seay and Greer Crow (Davis); nephews, Harrison Seay and Samuel Seay; and aunts, Deborah Polson and Cheryl Christian.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert A. and Alice Inman, Davis O. and Agnes Smith; and Uncles, Robert M. Inman and Howard Polson.

As a graduate of Clemson University with bachelor’s degrees in communications and history, Rick continued his studies and earned a master’s degree of divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Rick was an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and was serving as pastor at Sandy Run Lutheran Church in Sandy Run, South Carolina.

As an avid fan and supporter of all Clemson athletic teams, particularly his beloved Clemson football Tigers, he could be counted on for loyalty to his alma mater. He loved to take walks with his wife Kristen and their dog Booker, who Rick always spoiled with treats and belly rubs. He was passionate about his ministry as a pastor and loved to talk with people about God and Jesus Christ – even sharing these conversations with people during his final days in the hospital.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, September 11th at 1:30 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Drive, Columbia SC 29204. Masks are required for those attending the funeral. There will also be a live streaming of the service at the following link – https://youtu.be/QLwCFAdrQhg.

There will also be a viewing on Friday, September 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia SC 29223. Masks are required for those attending the viewing.

The family also wishes to thank the caring staff at Lexington Medical Center for their compassionate treatment and support.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Pawmetto Lifeline (Pawmettolifeline,org), Oliver Gospel (Olivergospel.org) or Lutheran Services Carolinas (lscarolinas.net).

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