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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joseph Charles Riehle, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who joined his mother, Josephine, and four brothers (Michael, Thomas, James, & Robert) in heaven on Sunday, November 4th, 2018. Joe was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Joe was a Marine Corps veteran who served the United States in the Vietnam War and was a POW. Joe was a Master Butcher, cutting meat for over 40 years. He loved to bring people together over a good steak. Joe had a servants heart and spent much of his time helping veterans, children and his community through the Barrow County Veterans Resource Center (BCVRC), AMVETS, American Legion, Adventure Bags, Inc, Marine Corps League, Winder Chamber of Commerce and spreading joy as Santa Clause during the holidays. Let Joe’s memory continue through helping others in your day-to-day life.
Joe treasured his family and is survived by: Wife: Debbi Riehle of Jefferson, GA. Children: Jodi Riehle, Nicole & Scott Trowbridge, & Bill Denis. Grandchildren: Evan & Olivia Trowbridge. Sisters: Patricia Panico, Deborah Riehle, Jeannie Dradzik, & JoAnn Hallahan. Brothers: Carmen Riehle (twin), Richard Riehle, Ronald Riehle, & Peter Aldrich. As one of 13 children, Joe is survived by a very large extended family of special nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Funeral services will be held on a later date at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors. There will be a memorial service hosted by the AMVETS of Winder, GA (Post 12) TBD. Visit the Facebook page (@AMVETSpost12Winder) for details.
Donations in place of flowers to Barrow Veterans Center | 66 McElroy Street | Winder, GA 30680 | (470) 209-7761 | http://www.barrowveterans.com