Funeral services for Larkin Theodore Riser Sr., 93, of Heflin will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2015 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel in Coushatta with Bro. Mike Hawkins officiating and Bro. Ronnie Osborne assisting. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Creston. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday.
Mr. Riser was born Jan. 10, 1922 in Monroe and passed away July 15, 2015. Mr. Riser served his country in the United States Army and was one of the last surviving members of the Civilian Conservation Corp. He retired from Roundtree Olds Cadillac after 40 years of service and served as a deacon for many years at Heflin Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and garden. His family was very important to him, especially his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all those who loved and knew him.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ola Magee Matthews; father, Clem Matthews; two brothers, Graves Riser and Raymond Riser; two sisters, Dorothy Lee Evans and Inez Hutto.
Mr. Riser is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bessie Scallion Riser of Heflin; two sons, Ted Riser Jr. and wife, Jan of Sibley and Dennis Riser of Selma, Alabama; one daughter, Annette Williford and husband, Tommy of Heflin; three grandchildren, Leann Payne and husband, Bryan, Larkin Riser, III, and Justin Williford and wife, Ashley; three great-grandchildren, Austin, Allie and Anna.
Pallbearers will be Ted Riser Jr., Dennis Riser, Justin Williford, Tommy Williford, Bryan Payne and Larkin Riser III.