John Riley Childers was born October 1, 1918 near Ravenden, Arkansas to James Oscar and Allie Davis Childers. He passed away June 23, 2012 in Edwards, Missouri.
John was an Army veteran of WWII. He worked many years as a yard supervisor for a lumber company.
He was an avid outdoorsman and naturalist. John loved hunting, fishing, camping and was very concerned with conservation. He will be fondly remember by his family and by all who knew him.
He is survived by two sisters, Mamie Malo of Detroit, Michigan and Nadine Brown of St Ann, Missouri; 6 nephews, 2 nieces.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Memera Childers, 1 sister Lucille Phillips; his first wife, Genida Metcalf Childers, an infant child and his second wife Ida Mae Childers.