Jack Riffe

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Jack Ellis Riffe, 77, of Hobart, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 8, 2017. Jack was born on May 5, 1940, in Aberdeen, Washington. Jack was baptized in Olympic View Community Church in Washington at the age of ten. He served in the United States Army in 1969, and Air National Guard, Honorably Discharged in 1986, as Staff Sargent Jack Riffe. He was a member of the Coos County Mounted Sheriffs Passe in Coos Bay, Oregon. Jack was proud of his appaloosa horses. They were used as mounts for the sheriffs posse. He was also a proud member of the Eagles Lodge in Coos Bay, Oregon. Jack was well known in our community. He has helped many family, friends and anyone who asked. Jacked loved his animals, and he was always known to have four to five dogs, he even fed stray cats. Jack was loved by many, and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Palm Riffe; parents, Andrew Jackson and Loraine (McCoy) Riffe. Survivors include, sister, Marcella Lea (Riffe) Frederick of Oregon; children, Beverly Frederick Smith, Samuel Lee Frederick, Marcy Lea Frederick, and Thomas Frederick and wife, Button and their children; Jack also has two other sisters and one brother; numerous nieces and nephews and lots of friends. He will be greatly missed, Rest in peace my friend.