Jack R. Rider

MANCHESTER – The Rev. Jack L. Rider, 74, of Manchester, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Evelyn B. (Witherite) Rider.

Born May 5, 1939, in Centre County, he was a son of the late Raymond and Maxine (Leathers) Rider. He was a graduate of the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where he earned a Masters of Divinity degree. He retired in 2004 as a United Methodist Pastor, and was currently a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, Pastor Rider is survived by: a son Hugh M. Rider, and his wife, Marielle, of Cedar Knolls, N.J.; two daughters, Ronnetta S. Rider, of Manchester, and Linetta R. Wisler, and her husband, Brian, of York; six grandchildren, Kirk, Trent, Brenna and Mikella Wisler, and Nicole and Derek Rider; a brother, Randall Gettig; and two sisters, Shirley Gates and Eva Jo Klein.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 31, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 4360 Board Road, Manchester, with the Revs. Chuck Sprenkle and Darby Nace officiating.

William E. Little Funeral Homes Inc., 60 S. Main St., Manchester, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a church of the donor’s choice.