Charles F. Riffe 1940-2014

Charles F. Riffe, 73, of Flatwoods, KY went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, KY.

Mr. Riffe was born April 27, 1940 in Ashland, KY, a son of the late Willard and Lena White Riffe.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Willard “Will” Riffe.

Mr. Riffe was a “pony driver,” which is a mail carrier with American Electric Power.  He was a member of First Apostolic Church in Flatwoods, KY, and a 1958 Russell High School graduate.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Leosa Willis Riffe; a son, Fredrick Allen (Lisa) Riffe of Flatwoods, KY; a daughter, Melissa (Wayne) Ann Riffe Nelson of Flatwoods, KY; a brother, John (Doris) Riffe of Flatwoods, KY; a sister, Leona Williams of Flatwoods, KY; six grandchildren:  Brittany Nelson, Brianna Howard, Tawana Elkins, Carrie Riffe, Lexie Riffe, and Zach Smith; three great grandchildren: Gracie Elkins, Faith Elkins, and Brayden Riffe.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY, with Pastor Harold McKenzie officiating.

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#4 KAREN LEADINGHAM 2014-04-03 20:28
#3 Anna Rose McNeill 2014-04-02 22:36
My heart and prayers are with your family during your time of grief. Charlie was a very loving and caring man and will be so missed by all that had the pleasure to meet him. God bless him and his family. Sending my love to you all. Love Anna
#2 Pastor Tom Swartzwel 2014-04-02 10:48
I worked with Charlie for 17 years at AEP. He was a great fellow to be around...added to the chemistry of our organization in a wonderful way. He also demonstrated his Christian faith to one and all. I look forward to seeing him again!
#1 ROY & ROSIE ADAMS 2014-04-01 21:55
we are sooo very sorry to hear of the death of Charlie.......GOD only knows how much he will be missed in life and in the church......Please let us know if we can be of any help......We love you all very much.....

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