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 John Robert “Bob” Riffe

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John Robert “Bob” Riffe

Birth
Stotesbury, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Death 30 Sep 2006 (aged 70)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Prosperity, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 37146597 View Source
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John Robert "Bob" Riffe

John Robert "Bob" Riffe, 70, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord at 6:06 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, following a long illness.
Born Nov. 12, 1935, at Stotesbury, he was the son of the late Basil and Etta Riffe.
Mr. Riffe served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Riffe went on to retire from Earehart Dodge where he worked as the Service Manager for 25 years. He spent his retirement fishing and enjoying the outdoors with his family and friends.
Mr. Riffe was a member of the Oak Grove Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Riffe was preceded in death by a grandson, William ?Billy? Atkinson II; a brother, Basil ?Bill? Riffe, Jr.; and a sister, Iris Clyburn.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley Jean Riffe; children, John Riffe, Jr., and wife Patricia of Beckley, Sharon Atkinson and husband William ?Bill? of Beckley, Lonnie Riffe and wife Dana of Bolt; grandchildren, Leigh Shockey, John ?Troy? Riffe, Sam Atkinson, Andrew Daniel, and Lauren Riffe; great-grandchildren, Blaine and Talon Shockey; sisters, Carol Lacy and husband Charlie of Beckley, Doris Frye of Beckley, and Helen Thompson of Cool Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, with Ken Overdorf and Rick Abshire officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
J.R. Ellison, Jeff Lacy, Charlie Lacy, Wayne Houck, Dane Riffe, and Glen Riffe will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers and great friends are Wayne Steve Jones, Joe Hill, Gene Elkins, and Herman Hendricks.
Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family has requested that flowers not be sent to the funeral home, and all gifts of sympathy be made to the John Riffe Memorial Fund, c/o Oak Grove Christian Church, 273 Oak Grove Road, Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

The Register Herald - (Oct/3/2006)


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