Homer Arnold Riffle, 92, of Bowling Green, passed away Monday morning, June 23, 2014 at Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green.
Visitation is being held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 (today) at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Funeral services for Homer Arnold Riffle were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Sammy Lorton, pastor of Whiteside Holiness Church, officiated, with burial in Elsberry City Cemetery near Elsberry.
Homer was born June 12, 1922 in Elsberry. He was the son of Allie Thurman and Ethyl Davis Damron Riffle. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, Battle of the Bulge, and Normandy, where he was injured.
Homer was united in marriage on Feb. 21, 1946 in Elsberry to Eunice Gertrude Suddarth. This union was blessed with seven children: J.C., Homer Jr., Dale, Joann, Linda, Bonnie, and Marilyn. He worked as a farmer. He was a member of Olney Baptist Church.
Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Allie and Ethyl Riffle; four brothers: Rodney, Delmar, John, and Steven Riffle; two sisters, Patricia Stewart and Faye Cox; and his beloved wife of 63 years, Eunice Riffle, who died March 26, 2009.
Survivors include three sons: J.C. Bufford and his wife, Debbie, of Curryville, Homer Riffle, Jr. and his wife, Dona, of Bowling Green, and Dale Riffle, also of Bowling Green; four daughters: Joann Bowen and her husband, LeRoy, of Frankford, Linda Smith and her husband, Raymond, of Bowling Green, Bonnie Wallace and her husband, Robert “Bob,” of Frankford, and Marilyn “Kay” Crenshaw of Bowling Green; and twenty-seven grandchildren. He also leaves fifty-one great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many, many friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Tony Larson, Dana Foiles, Sammy Bowen, Eric Smith, Shawn Smith, and Clinton Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Clif Bowen, Aaron Bowen, Duane Bowen, Daniel Bowen, Zachary Bowen, Donovan Bowen, Tricia Bowen, Yasmine Bowen, and Michael Bowen.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.