John Louis

November 7, 1940 - September 9, 2023

John Louis Riedel, age 82, of Florence, passed away September 9, 2023. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 13 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home with funeral immediately following and Pastor Chad Hess officiating. Masonic Rites will be held in Greenview Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Riedel is preceded in death by his parents, Irene and LA (Louis) Riedel; in-laws, Harold and Billie Jo Darby; and sister, Patsy Riedel Hunt.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Grace Darby Riedel; children, John Blair Riedel (Julie), and Harold Parrish Riedel (Susan). Additional survivors include grandchildren, Hudson Riedel, Virginia Riedel Hellmann (Jack), Julia Riedel, and Ella Grace Riedel; and great-granddaughter, Mary Charles Hellmann.

Mr. Riedel was an active member of Woodmont Baptist Church and Pairs and Spares Sunday school class. He was a past Master Florence Masonic Lodge #14, 32nd Degree Mason, Member UAW Local 255, Florence Jaycees, Florence Tree Commission, and a graduate of Deshler High School.

Serving as pallbearers are Hudson Riedel, Jack Hellmann, Trey Starkey, Owen Lilly, III., David Armstrong, and Mike Mashburn. Honorary pallbearers are Kevin McDaniel, Dr. John Young, Don Threet, Gary Stephens, Myron Gardner, Sam Gargis, Bill Inskeep, Mike Ashcraft, John NeSmith, Ben Scoggin, James D. Wilson, and Billy Baggett.

The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your favorite charity. Special thanks to the Florence police department and Florence paramedics.


September 13, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

September 13, 2023 12:30 pm

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September 13, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Williams Funeral Home Florence, Alabama

September 13, 2023 2:00 pm

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Masonic Rites Graveside

September 13, 2023
12:00 am - 12:00 am

3 Comments on “John Louis Riedel”

  1. Blair and Family,
    Our deepest condolences at this time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

    The SE Henry Schein Team!

  2. Grace: My condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. May God be with you and your family. Harriet Anderson Michaud

  3. Blair and Parrish,

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. He and your mom were great neighbors that I enjoyed while living on Catherine Court. My prayers are with you.

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