Deaths Death Notices
RIDER, James Wesley Sr. "Jim"
RIDER - James Wesley Sr. "Jim" Lt.Col., USMC June 28, 2015, unexpectedly while on a family trip with his devoted wife of 56 years, Suzanne Costich Rider. Born in West Valley, NY, Jim was the eldest child of the late Wesley and Mary Rider. He was a highly decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After years of moves, the Riders settled in Coastal North Carolina. He is survived by his children: Mary (Patrick O'Neill), Elizabeth Soboeiro (Michael), Dinh (Linda), Wesley (Lisa), Cecilia Adams (Shannon), Rebecca Rider-Yopp (Garlland) and Jimi (Den); grandchildren: Patrick, Jessica, Andrew, Suzanne, Chelsea, Raymond, James "J.J.," Lucy, Garland, Bernadette, Moira, Veronica, Timothy, Annie, Michael and Mary Evelyn; great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Brooklyn and Brody; brother Daniel Rider of Buffalo, NY and sister Bonny Crone Rider of East Aurora, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on July 20 at 11 AM in All Saints Catholic Church in Hampstead, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the charity of your choice in Jim's name. Arrangements are entrusted to JONES FUNERAL HOME, Jacksonville, NC. On-line condolences may be made to the family at jones.org.