Jack Elwood Risinger

Jack Elwood Risinger


Jack Elwood Risinger, age 85, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at his son’s home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born January 11, 1937 in Cherry Run, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elwood Edward and Dorothy Mae French Risinger.

He was a member of the Independent Church of God in Hedgesville.

He was a 1955 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

He was a plumber and worked for 33 years with Dilkes Plumbing in Hedgesville and as a supervisor with Washington County, Md. Wastewater for 21 years.

He was a regular at the Southern Belle Truck Stop, liked to do yardwork and enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving are his children, Timothy Elwood Risinger and his wife Teressa and Travis Edward Risinger and his wife Billie Jo, all of Berkeley Springs, Rocky Bishop II and his wife June, of Clear Spring, Md., Terry Bishop and his wife Diane of Williamsport, Md. and Tony Bishop of Hedgesville; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Deshong Risinger; two children, Dennis Bishop and Debbie Grapes; four sisters, Bonnie Kay Murphy, Mary Lou Largent, Diane Risinger and Janet Householder and one brother, Thomas Risinger.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at the Independent Church of God, 8703 Martinsburg Road, Hedgesville, W.Va. where the family received friends one hour prior to the service. Pastors Ada and Lynnie Ambrose officiated. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

The family received friends from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

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