Jeffery, 47, born February 6, 1966, passed away on August 14, 2013 after a short battle with a rare stomach cancer. Jeffery is the beloved Husband of Lynn (Anderson) Riddlebarger, they married in 1989. He leaves behind children; Sarah, Jonathan, and Nathan; mother, Linda Roy; sister, Jodi Brown.
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He grew up in Okeechobee, Florida, after graduating from Okeechobee High School, he entered the Air Force Academy and graduated with a BS in Middle Eastern History and a minor in Arabic.
Later, he earned a Masters Degree in Missions from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He was a pilot and instructor in the US Air Force and for United Airlines; flying F-15s at Holloman AFB, Langley AFB, and Tyndall AFB; piloting an AT-38 as an instructor at Columbus AFB; and flying gliders at the USAFA.
Jeffery was very active in church and impacted lives, for God, all over the world. He was the Missions Director at Castle Rock Christian Fellowship and school board President for Castle Rock Christian School, always following his values; faith, family and hard work.
Jeffery refereed high school and college soccer, here in Colorado.
He was an amazing provider. Everyone will miss his wonderful smile.
He was buried at the Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs.
Published in The Gazette on Sept. 1, 2013