Larry Eugene Riegel

February 1, 1943 - May 12, 2023
Larry Eugene Riegel

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Larry Eugene Riegel, Past Master, age 80, a resident of Washington, NC passed away at his home on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Larry was born in Garden City, Kansas on February 1, 1943. The late Mrs. Helen Atterbury and Franklin Riegel raised an ornery, cantankerous son who went on to accomplish a great many things.

Larry could build or fix anything. Better yet, he could sit and tell you just how to fix it even if you already knew how. He is noted for becoming one of the first ASE certified mechanics. From building a house to fixing a lawnmower, it seemed there was nothing he couldn’t do; except maybe get his phone or hearing aid to work right. He built and raced cars, taught high school auto mechanics, and was even a long-haul truck driver for a while. But for all his accomplishments, there was nothing he liked to brag about more than his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren and all that they were, all that they did, and who they were becoming.

He loved good Southern BBQ, was always right (all you had to do was ask him), loved his family and was a proud member of the Freemasons; most recently from Orr Masonic Lodge #104 in Washington, NC., and the York Rite Masons. Larry will be missed by a great many people.

Larry is survived by his loving wife; Norma Jean Riegel, daughter and son-in-law; Deborah and Ron McQueen, stepdaughter; Julia Blackwell, son and daughter-in-law Franklin E. and Wendy Riegel, son; Edward R. Riegel, son; Ronald Riegel, stepson and stepdaughter-in-law; Norman and Kim Hyatt, sister; Patsy Reedy, two brothers; Joseph and Dean Riegel, 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Along with his mother and dad, Larry is preceded in death by his sister Rae Stevens.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to honor Larry to the Shriners Hospitals for Children that may be made directly through their website at donate.lovetotherescue.org

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Riegel family.


Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
10:30 AM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
2529754500

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 E. Washington, NC 27889
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • May 23, 2023
    Crystal says:
    what a wonderful, wonderful man to sit & have a conversation with, and always chipper. I know you all will miss him so much. Im so sorry for your loss.

  • May 22, 2023
    Elsie M Thorp says:
    So sorry my prayers are with you all

  • May 16, 2023
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  • May 15, 2023
    Linda & Larry Scarborough says:
    For my whole life he was not just my cousin..he was my brother! He had a big heart! He always cared what happened to others. His big olé dimply grin always made me smile, it was just like his Mama, Pat and Rae’s! He’ll be greatly missed by many! We’ll be praying for you all, especially you Pat, Joe, and Dean. I love you my Precious cousins! We will also be praying for you as well, Norma. May you find peace through your faith in Jesus!

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  • May 15, 2023
    Tommy & Marilyn W. Hale says:
    Norma, We are so sorry about your husband. May God bless and comfort you as only He can is our prayer.

  • May 15, 2023
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    Lit since May 15, 2023 at 5:34:26 AM

  • May 15, 2023
    Chad Robinson says:
    I want to say Thank You. You and your family helped me when I felt my lowest. I made a life time friend and adopted a wonderful family. I will miss your Get r done attitude.

  • May 15, 2023
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  • May 14, 2023
    JOHN F SINGLETON SR says:
    WAS A GOOD MWN

  • May 14, 2023
    JOHN F SINGLETON SR says:
    WAS A GOOD MAN WILL BE MISED

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  • May 13, 2023
    Lanny Pauley says:
    A mentor, a teacher, a mechanic, a husband, a father, a Good human being and brother -law that will always be 🥇

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