OBITUARY

Kacy Clark Winterhalter

February 8, 1997April 13, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN - Kacy Clark Winterhalter, 24, passed away on April 13, 2021 in Nashville by her parents’ side.

Due to the pandemic restrictions, a private memorial service will be held. There will be a livestream of the service starting at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2021 at www.eastminsterpres.org. All are invited to a reception in the Eastminster Presbyterian Church courtyard following the service.

She was born in Sumter, SC on February 8, 1997 and became the daughter of John and Kathleen Winterhalter on February 10 of that same year. Kacy was a smart, talented, artistic, quirky, young woman that loved life, her brother and her parents. She loved to perform on the stage and participated in plays at Forest Lake Elementary, Dent Middle School, Richland Northeast High School and at USC Upstate. Kacy graduated from Richland Northeast High School in 2015. She attended USC Upstate and was one test away from getting her Associates in Funeral Services from Piedmont Tech in Greenwood. A beloved daughter, fiercely loyal sister, and loving friend, she will be missed deeply.

Kacy is predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Alan Winterhalter. Survivors include her parents, John and Kathleen Winterhalter; her brother, Jason Winterhalter; her maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Eleanor Crook; paternal grandmother, Kittie Winterhalter; her uncle, Martin Crook (Amy); her aunts, Kristine Crook, Leslie Murdock, Gail Winterhalter and Amy Lowe (Dan); her cousins, Abby Lowe, Sara Kate Lowe, Lydia Crook, Elizabeth Crook, Gabriel Murdock and Ethan Murdock.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kacy’s memory to, PCA Program at Richland Northeast High School, 7500 Brookfield Road, Columbia, SC 29223; the Vigneault Memorial Scholarship Fund at USC Upstate Foundation, University of South Carolina Upstate, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC, 29303; or Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Rd, Columbia, SC 29201.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com

Services

  • Livestream Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

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  • Reception

    Monday, April 26, 2021

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Lily Anderson

April 26, 2021

The world has lost such a beautiful and sweet soul . I can remember sitting outside with you and Katelyn singing karaoke and just being kids. Or all the fun times we had at sand hills growing up . It breaks my heart that I’ll never see you dancing or singing on your Snapchat again or hearing your sweet voice. No one expects for someone so young to pass away and this one surely caught me by surprise . I’m sorry for losing touch over the years . But I love you and you’ll always,always be remembered . Rest easy sweet girl .

Brittany Clark

April 26, 2021

Kacy and I became friends over social media close to three years ago through some mutual friends. I was lucky to have met her, too. She always made me feel better if I was having a bad day, even if she wasn't having a great day, either. She was such a bright spot, always so full of love and light. You just couldn't be sad around her!
I'm very glad for her friendship and all the little jokes we had, and for all the advice she has given me. I am very lucky to have known her and incredibly grateful I did, even if it was only for a short while. Thank you for always encouraging me and listening to me, Kacy. Thank you for being my friend. I think about you every time I go to class.

Jim and Jane Chandler

April 26, 2021

Jane and I send our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers for your strength and peace during this time of such sorrow.
May the Lord of Life give to you the touch of His comfort.

Jim and Jane Chandler

Russell Ford

April 25, 2021

I am heartbroken by the loss of such a beautiful spirit! I often told her how she could make me smile by just entering the room. No matter if she was having a rough day, she always brought that bright beautiful smile!! No matter her problems, she was an amazing young lady!!! My prayers are with her family!!

Jessica Stephans

April 25, 2021

I'll never understand why life is the way it is, but I will always he grateful for the influence you had on me. You taught me what it was like to love myself, you always told me how beautiful I am, and how strong I am. I will never forget the kindness you could show, even in your darkest of times. I love you Kacy, and I will always love you. No matter how far away, no matter how long it takes to see you again, I love you. Rest peacefully, my friend.

Monika Umbrath

April 23, 2021

Dear Family,

I only knew Kacy for a very short time, I was her new boss at ICON. I’m so saddened and shocked about her passing. She had such a great personality, bubbly and smiling.
We are going to miss her very much.
I cannot imagine the pain that you are going through please accept my deepest sympathy in this difficult time.

I’d have loved paying my respect in person however an ocean between us.

Please take care of yourself.

With loving memory of your daughter
Monika

Mike Lowrance

April 23, 2021

Sorry to here of her passing. The good news is that she is an organ donor as was my son. It doesn’t remove the hurt but it helps to know that some good happened due to her passing. My prayers are with you.

Tau & Holly Carlisle

April 22, 2021

Dear John and Kathy,
We are sorry and saddened to learn of Kacy's passing. Nothing can be more painful than the loss of your child, and we are praying for you each day. Please know that we are thinking of you and offer our deepest heartfelt sympathies.
Tau and Holly Carlisle

Rachel Silver

April 20, 2021

Kathy,

Im not sure if you remember me, however kacy and i were good friends in middle school. Although we didnt stay close after she was also so dear to my heart. Our trip to the beach together made me so happy and i have so many fun memories of it. Ive been praying for her for such a long time and i have been so glad to see she finally was happy in life and that she had such great things going for her. I know nothing i can say can make it any better for you but i am so so sorry for your loss. The world lost a light when it lost kacy.

Milton Schwartz

April 19, 2021

John and Kathy, I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I never had the pleasure to meet Kacy but I know that she was special by reading her friends tributes about her. I know that the pain is really great. Hopefully as time passes the pain will become less and her sweet memories will flood your thoughts. Love you both.

Milton Schwartz

FROM THE FAMILY