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Wayne Junior Rider

July 6, 1927 ~ January 23, 2019 (age 91)

Wayne “Junior” Rider, 91, of Ona, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in St. Mary’s Medical Center.  He was born July 6, 1927 in Cabell County, WV, a son of the late Harold Wayne and Erma Woodrum Rider.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Iva Mae Rider.  Junior was a member of the US Navy during World War II, serving in the South Pacific.  He is survived by two daughters, Kim Rider of Ona and Barbara (Larry) of Kenova; five sons, Mike (Carolyn) Rider of Milton, Dana (Charlotte) Rider of Rock Hill, SC, Greg (Melinda) Rider of Wilmington, NC, Steve Rider of Ona and Ralph Rider of Ona; six grandchildren, David, Danny, Deah, Jackie, Jamie and Tina; nine great grandchildren; sister, Sandra (Ted) Olson of Durham, NC and two brothers, Melvin (Beverly) Rider of Ocean City, MD and Bob Rider of Ona.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Greg Lunsford officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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