April 24, 1960 - December 21, 2021
Monte Keith Rife, 61, of Murrells Inlet, SC and Tazewell, VA, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his home in South Carolina surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 24, 1960 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was the son of the late Keithel Wells and Nell Marie Rife. Survivors include his loving wife, Karen McCann Rife, one son, Brennan Rife and girlfriend, Kassie Sigmon of Tazewell, VA; one daughter, Whitney Rife Becker and her husband, Shawn Becker of Murrells Inlet, SC; a sister, Keela Meade and her husband, Bill of Pounding Mill, VA; and one grandson, Boeing “Bo” Becker. Monte was a graduate of Virginia Tech, class of 1982. There he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and later became the President of the Hokie Club in Tazewell. Monte was a member of the Tazewell Masonic Lodge #62, Industrial Development Authority, YMCA, Tazewell High School Baseball Board, Tazewell Football Chain Gang and numerous others. Monte retired from First Community Bank in Tazewell, VA after thirty-six years of dedicated service. When he was not working, you could find him cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, or traveling with his family. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Graveside Service for Monte, which will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway, SC on Tuesday, December 28th at 3:00pm. A celebration of Monte’s life will be held at 7:00pm Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm at the funeral home. There is an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types, in lieu of flowers, the family has kindly requested that you please donate blood at your local blood bank in honor of Monte or memorial contributions can be made to the American Kidney Foundation, https://www.kidneyfund.org/get-involved/ in his honor.
Monte Keith Rife, 61, of Murrells Inlet, SC and Tazewell, VA, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his home in South Carolina surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 24, 1960 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was the son of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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