Jeffery L. Reigel


Jeffery L. Reigel, 57, of Sunbury, entered into his eternal life in Heaven at his home on June 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 19, 1961, in Sunbury, a son of the late Harry Reigel and his loving mother Mary Reigel of Selinsgrove who survives. He is survived by his beloved wife, the former Betty Snyder of Sunbury who was his childhood sweetheart. They shared 40 years of life together.

Jeff was a 1980 graduate of Middleburg High School.
Jeff was a construction worker most of his life. He was employed by Kelly Systems and Mohawk Doors.
He was an amazing drummer also known as J.R. Thunder on the stage. He played with various local bands ending with Black Mountain Jack. He loved kayaking and fishing. It was very important to Jeff to spread the word of Jesus to his family and friends. Jeff was a very loving and caring man with a big heart and worried about everyone he knew and loved.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother-in-law, Sandra Snyder of Sunbury; two sisters, Wanda Bingaman and Pam Curry of Selinsgrove; sister-in-laws and their spouses, Tammy and Michael Toomey and April and Guy Masser; brother-in-laws, Paul Snyder of Sunbury and Terry Snyder of Northumberland and their spouses; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mona Walburn, and one nephew, Mark Sassaman, both of Selinsgrove; brother-in-law, Michael Snyder of Florida.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. June 14, at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Clair Shaffer Jr. officiating.

Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
To plant a tree in memory of Jeffery L. Reigel, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on June 11, 2019
Plant a tree in memory
of Jeffery
Plant a tree

Obituary published in

Arrangements by

Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home - Sunbury

Get directions


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on September 09, 2019.

23 posts

Gregory Renner Shorty
Jun 15, 2019
Sorry To Hear About Jeff Betty He Was Always A Cool Guy! & I Wish You The Best In This Hard Time!!!
Dave and Gerri Snyder
Jun 14, 2019
May you find comfort in knowing that Jeff is in a better place, and is at peace. Hold close to your heart, and cherish the lifetime of memories you have shared. May the love and support of family and friends help you through this difficult time. Know that your "guardian angel" will always be watching over you !
Sympathy and Prayers to you and your families.
Mary & Bruce Colyer
Jun 13, 2019
Betty we are so sorry for you and your family. Jeff will be greatly missed by all of us. He will always be in our hearts and memories. Love you.
Dale &Karen; musser
Jun 13, 2019
You two will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May god be with you in this time of need and Jeff always there to guide you
Love always the Mussers
Tracy kratzer
Jun 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss Betty, your in my thoughts and high Jeff...❤
Cathy Persing Gilroy
Jun 13, 2019
Betty I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you and your families.
Brenda Reddig
Jun 12, 2019
Betty, my heart breaks for you. May God surround you and comfort you and the family.
nancy Hanselman
Jun 12, 2019
Betty and family, So sorry to hear about your loss.
Betty simpson furr
Jun 12, 2019
You will be missed. You gave it a good fight. Prayers and love go out to Betty and her family. RIP and god speed.
Christina M. Guinn-Bailey
Jun 12, 2019
Betty so sorry to hear this news you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jun 12, 2019
Prayers going out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Lorie Shuey
Jun 12, 2019
Sending many thoughts and prayers to you Betty and your family today and the days ahead... Jeff was an amazing man and always smiling and had kind words. I enjoyed listening to him play the drums at Black Mountain Jack and Hanging out with you guys. May he rest in peace! Go Rest High Up on that Mountain, Jeff!
Bonnie Boop
Jun 12, 2019
The love that Betty and Jeff shared was a love people search for their whole lives and never find. Their love was selfless and kind..through both the good and the bad times. Jeff has left a big hole in many hearts today but he is now in a more peaceful life still spreading his love to others that have gone before and preparing for others that have yet to join him. I am so very sorry Betty for the hole Jeff has left in your heart
Tina and Jeff
Jun 12, 2019
“What an amazing person and what a remarkable man. I feel so lucky that we knew Jeff and Betty and they are a part of our life. Jeff was such a humble, caring, Jesus loving man. We know that this angel will watch over Betty and all that grieve for him. Jeff always worried about others and prayed for them. He loved animals. Betty an Jeff were never afraid to share their love with you. Our hearts truly broke for Betty losing the love of her life. We love you Bets. May the pain you feel now be nothing compared to joy found within the memories of Jeff. We love and miss you Jeff but happy to know you are home and in peace. Until we meet again …..
Jeff and Michelle Persing
Jun 12, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. He knows he was the love of your life. Prayers for you Betty and your family.
Barbara Hummel (Aunt Barb)
Jun 12, 2019
Jeff had a True Mission in his Soul to share His Savior with Family and Friends. Jeff had been ill for many years he was never bitter. He would ask how's it going with you today? Are you feeling okay? Betty Jo and Jeff were a True Love Story. Jeff we will miss you so much. Knowing you are now able to Breath freely and you are in your Eternal home with Jesus brings me great comfort. We Love Betty Jo and will do our best to help her move forward from temporary separation of the Love of her life Jeff Reigel Aka J.R. Thunder Drummer in a Band. Till we meet again!
Pam eyer
Jun 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers
Jeff Sutsko
Jun 11, 2019
Jeff and I performed for many years in a couple of different bands, he was one of the nicest guys and a true friend. My heart goes out to Betty and the rest of Jeff's family and friends...
Valerie Kline
Jun 11, 2019
I am sorry for your loss.
Sharon Richter
Jun 11, 2019
Jeff was one of a kind! A beautiful soul. His & Betty's relationship was truly an inspiration. Lots of great memories with these two. My sincere condolences to Betty and his family and friends. Rest in paradise will be missed.
Amanda White
Jun 11, 2019
Betty - I love you! Jeff made this world a bright happy place. He never ever complained and was always more worried for others than himself. He was a selfless man. He made what ever space he was in more joyful. I will miss his kind spirit and forever remember his good nature!
Bonnie Springer
Jun 11, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of my old neighbor and wonderful man ! Prayers for Betty and family to comfort ! Love you
Mr & Mrs. Jacob Peters
Jun 11, 2019
Our prayers go out to our Family's . May our God wrap his Arms around each one of you ! Jeff is home ! I we send our love and prayers !