Scott Risner

Published 3:19 pm Friday, September 15, 2017

Scott Wesley Risner, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa, succumbed to ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease after fighting a courageous five-year battle with the disease, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family, at the age of 57.

He was a member of Berry’s Creek Pentecostal Church in Bogalusa, served in the U.S. Army and was a welder. Scott graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1979. He was the most kind hearted person you could meet and was the type of person who would give you the shirt off of his back. He would help anyone he knew. Scott loved riding horses, bull riding and his blue Trans-Am, but most of all he absolutely loved life.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Risner and Annette White Risner; his grandparents, Bernie Risner, Letta May Risner, Grady White and Mattie Pearl White; and three cousins, Jeff Harrell, Todd Sheridan and Jerry Apgar.

He leaves to cherish his memories to his brother, Christopher Risner (Diana Smith Jacobs Risner); nephew, Lee Risner; great-nephew, Noah Risner; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; lifelong best friend, Danise Dantin; and lifelong friends, Laurie Hobgood (David), Eddie Talley (Dena) and Linda Guilott Thomas.

The family would like to thank the staff of Solace Hospice of Poplarville, Miss., and Hattiesburg Health and rehab.

Private services will be held at a later date.

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Services are entrusted to White Funeral Home, 315 Highway 11 South, in Poplarville.