Jeffrey Paul “HAMMER” Criminger, age 57, of Lancaster, S.C., passed away suddenly, Tuesday evening, July 25, 2023, in MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center, Lancaster, S.C. Born in Lancaster, S.C., he was the son of the late Jerry Myers Criminger and Mary Frances Outen Criminger. He was a truck driver for J & D Inc. “HAMMER” was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and served in the United States Army National Guard. He was a faithful member of Frontline Biker Church where he served as an elder. He loved his family and God. He loved to talk and spend time with his family. He enjoyed hunting, his sawmill, automobiles, and tractors. He was a member of Fork Hill Masonic Lodge # 316 and a member of Fork Hill Hunt Club and Prayer Time Hunt Club. His daughters considered it a privilege to have him as their father.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Murphy Criminger; 3 daughters, Brittney “B” Criminger, Brandy Criminger, Murphy Roach, and 1 one son, Luke Roach; 4 grandchildren, Cheyenne Criminger, Makylie Criminger, Makenzley Belk, and Cali Caskey; his sister, Pamela Mullis; his niece, Devin Mullis; his special sister-in-law, Brandy “Me Me” Murphy-Gardner and numerous aunts, cousins, and a host of many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Jeremy Mullis.
The family will greet friends, Thursday evening, July 27, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home, 210 E. Hilton Street, Kershaw, S.C.
The funeral service to celebrate his life will be held Friday afternoon, July 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Frontline Biker Church, 7728 Highway 341, Kershaw, S.C. Preacher Cotton Pate will officiate. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster, S.C. with masonic rites.
Memorial remembrances in memory of “HAMMER” may be made to Front Line Biker Church, 8617 Kershaw Camden Highway, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.
Arrangements are under the care of Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, S.C.