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James Aron Rizer

March 26, 1941 — December 31, 2022

Shreveport

James Aron Rizer

 

Funeral services for James “Jim” Aron Rizer, 81, will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery, 4000 Meriwether Rd. in Shreveport. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Pastor Kevin Rizer and Pastor Chris Willcutt.

Jim was born in Edgewood, Iowa on March 26, 1941, and passed away after a lengthy illness on December 31, 2022. He is survived by his son; Kevin Rizer (Debbie); daughter, Shanae Rizer Anderson; grandchildren: Courtney Anderson, Seth Rizer (Kristin), McKenzie Williams (Cole), Tabitha Pugh (David); niece, Kim Stitcher (Ross) and goddaughter, Tara Brando Sullivan (John Magruder).

 

Jim went to EdCo High School in Edgewood, Iowa. He then joined the Air Force. While serving for the Strategic Air Command, his brother introduced him to Bev, and they were married in 1961. After his air force service, they moved to Laramie, Wyoming where he attended and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. In 1968 they settled in Lafayette, LA. Jim worked for many offshore oilfield companies until he decided to do consulting which he did until he retired at the age of 75 after over 53 years of work. His work took him all over the world until he decided to make Shreveport, LA their home in 1990. He was a member of the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) and was recognized for his 50+ years of membership.

 

Jim loved to travel and spend time with his grandchildren. He had a love for golf that no one other than his golfing buddies understood. Jim was a member of Grawood Baptist Church for the last 30 years, where he was baptized at the age of 60. He served as a deacon, served on numerous committees and was a member of Grawood Ironmen. He made lifelong friends at Grawood and he cherished all of those friendships.

 

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Hazel Rizer; his wife of 54 years, Beverle Mattix Rizer; and his brother, Don Rizer, Jr.

 

The family would like to send a special thank you to CHISTUS Hospice, especially Emily Vaitkus, Brenda Allen, and Dr. Robert Massingill. They would also like to extend their thanks to the staff at Montclair Park, especially Teresa (Trish) and LaShon. Thank you for the care and compassion you gave to our dad.

 

Honoring James as pallbearers will be Tim Brando, Cole Williams, David Pugh, Seth Rizer, Mike Staggs, and Jerel Pugh. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all his golfing buddies throughout the years.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 7, 2023

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Shreveport Southside

2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, LA 71118

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 7, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Shreveport Southside

2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, LA 71118

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Interment

Saturday, January 7, 2023

12:30 - 1:30pm (Central time)

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