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  1. Mary E Evans
    May 10, 2023 @ 10:08 am

    Sorry to hear about JR. He was nice. Sending prayers to the family.


  2. Sheila Calhoun
    May 10, 2023 @ 1:53 pm

    My heart is sad to know Jim
    Is no longer with us . There was never a better man than Jim . He was a genuine man respected by everyone who knew him. I enjoyed our many phone calls and visits when I would travel through West Plains . I enjoyed his stories from WWII . He will be missed .


  3. Patrick Lord
    May 10, 2023 @ 7:24 pm

    Honored to have known and shared some time with Mr. Rigger. He was one of a vanishing breed, and will be missed. Love, prayers, and much respect to the family, particularly his loyal son Larry.


  4. Randall and Teresa (Eldringhoff) Romans
    May 10, 2023 @ 8:29 pm

    What a loss. The Rigger boys have been such a force in the world. It’s sad to lose one. Jim was a good one. We will miss seeing him around town and at the HOBA bluegrass festivals.


  5. Robin R. Collins
    May 10, 2023 @ 10:15 pm

    You will forever be Grandpa Rigger to me! I am so sad to hear of your passing. Growing up as your granddaughter was a blessing and honor. You taught me so much! How to drive a riding lawn mower, keep my cool under pressure, and that cottage cheese is bearable with canned peaches 🙂 There was definitely no one better than you! RIP and give Grandma Rigger a huge hug and kiss for me when you see her!


  6. Melinda King
    May 10, 2023 @ 11:21 pm

    Truly a good man.


  7. Phyllis Pendergrass Schimming
    May 11, 2023 @ 9:17 am

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Rigger’s passing. I visited with him a number of times on the phone about family history. He was very interesting to visit with. I knew Norman better. My Aunt Verlie talked about the Rieger boys so much and had them do chores for her. Her payment was a big homecooked meal. My mother, Madge was an Orwick, daughter of Bill. He will be greatly missed


  8. Sherie Rieger Keyt
    May 11, 2023 @ 1:51 pm

    Uncle Jim left a wonderful legacy for his entire family. Etched in my memory are the
    times I traveled with my dad, Lloyd, to the Rieger boy’s home place. I will always cherish that twinkle in Jim’s eye and positive outlook on life as he recounted their numerous adventures while growing up. As a teacher, I can only imagine the challenges he presented at times, but what culminated in a life well lived. The stories were great!


  9. Carolyn Nies
    May 12, 2023 @ 9:09 am

    My sincere sympathy is extended to Mr. Rigger’s family with his passing. Especially to Larry and Kathy. He will long be remembered by all those persons he touched with his presence. He will be living on in the memories of his loved ones.


  10. Cheri (Ford) Grisham
    May 13, 2023 @ 7:53 am

    Mom and I would like to offer our condolences to you all. James was such a kind man.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his loved ones for Gods comfort for each of you.

    Cheri (Ford) Grisham and Carolyn Walters


  11. Larry Proffitt
    May 17, 2023 @ 1:23 pm

    Sorry to hear about Jim’s death. Enjoyed being around him to just listen to the stories he and others from the REA would tell. Praying for you all.


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