Jeffrie R. Risner, 51, passed away on October 11, 2021, surrounded by his family and friends. Jeff was born on February 24, 1970 in Titusville, Florida. He attended high school there and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. He worked in the restaurant business most of his life.
Jeff loved all sports and was an avid fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Houston Astros. You rarely saw him in anything but orange clothing or some type of Tennessee gear. His family in Collinwood always held a special place in his heart.
Jeff is survived by his father Willie Risner, brother Byron (Pat), sister Jenny (Don), sister Cindy, aunt Patsy Risner, uncle Doyle Risner (Janet), nephews Kenny (Ashley) and Connor, nieces Amanda and Carlee, and long-time girlfriend Colleen Martin. He is preceded in death by his mother Sonia Risner, son Joshua, and grandparents Howard and Alma Risner.
A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, October 23 at McGlamery Church in Collinwood, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members (https://foldsofhonor.com).