John Thomas Riffle, 83, Hays, formerly of Cameron, Mo., died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays.

He was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Latour, Mo., to Fredrick Thomas and Glada (Plank) Riffle. On April 11, 1954, he married Barbara Jean Holt-Whiting in Garden City, Mo. She preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2014.

He owned Riffle Carpet Installation in Grandview, Mo. He enjoyed mowing his lawn and was known to be a people person.

He is survived by two daughters, Teresa Taylor and husband, Doug, Lake Charles, La., and Connie Curtis and husband, Dr. Jeff Curtis, Hays; three brothers, Jim Riffle, Latour, Mo., Richard Riffle, Garden City, Mo., and Don Riffle, Harrisonville, Mo.; and two sisters, Barbara Davis of Independence, Mo., and Beverly Andes of Garden City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Janette Hartley and Donna Moore, a brother, Raymond Riffle, and great-grandson, Landon Michael.

Funeral services will be at a later date in Independence, Mo.

Arrangements are by Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine.

Condolences can be left at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com