Martin "Bud" Elliot Riffle, 88, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Thursday morning, June 5, 2014, in Nella's Inc. in Elkins.
Bud was born Sunday, Feb. 7, 1926, in Valley Head, a son of the late Wirt Bruce Riffle and Nanny Bell Ware Riffle.
He was twice married, first to Wanna Howard and then to Lucille Wilson. Both preceded him in death.
Left to cherish Bud's memory are five children, Martin Riffle and wife, Vera, Gary Riffle and wife, Connie, Mary Ann Zack and husband, Myron, all of Warren, Ohio, DeVaughn Rader and wife, Connie, of Belpre, Ohio, and Allen Rader and wife, Melanie, of Ellenton, Fla.; one sister, Francis McKendrick and husband, Ken, of Elkins; and 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Bud in death besides his parents were two brothers, six sisters and one stepson.
Bud was a U.S. Army veteran. Prior to retiring in 1987, he had been employed as a steel worker with Thomas Steel in Warren, Ohio. Bud really enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed tinkering in his workshop making wind chimes and lamps.
Visitation will be conducted at Randolph Funeral Home Monday, June 9, from 2-4 p.m. Bud's request for cremation will then be honored, and inurnment will take place at a later date in Pineview Memorial Park in Warren, Ohio.
Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Martin "Bud" Elliot Riffle. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.