MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10, at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Risner, 58, of Mt. Juliet.
A 20-year law enforcement veteran, he died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.
A member of Gladeville United Methodist Church, he served as a detective with the Mt. Juliet Police Department and had also worked for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Risner was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and past president of the Wilson County FOP. He was a member and former board member of the Gladeville Community Center. His friends affectionately called him the “Honorary Mayor of Gladeville”.
Services were conducted by Frank Jordan.
A reception for family and friends followed the service at the Gladeville Community Center.
Survivors include: wife Donna J. Risner; daughters Angela Dawn (J.R.) Kemp and Misty Lynn (Bryan) Goodwin.
Also surviving is his mother Wanda G. Risner and siblings: Larry (Betty) Risner, Terry (Mary) Risner, Kenny (Kathy) Risner and Carolyn (Larry) Graves; grandson – T.J. Kemp as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Risner and brother, Randy Risner.
Honorary pallbearers: Officers of the Mt. Juliet Police Department and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, Dennis Buchanan, Mahlon Graves, Judge John Gwin, Earl Ray, Rick Robinson and Bobby McPeak.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Rick Risner Memorial Fund to be used by the Police Department Benevolent Association or the Mt. Juliet Explorers Program. Donations may be made at any branch of Wilson Bank & Trust.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.