John Thomas Kiger

Published 10:40 am Thursday, June 29, 2023

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Mr. John Thomas Kiger, 70, of Morganton, died Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at Jay Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton.

He was born on January 18, 1953, to the late John Henry Kiger. John enjoyed the activities and all the special care he received at Jay Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, which was his home for many years.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas and Gladys Kiger.

Survivors include: his stepmother, Louvella Kiger of Mocksville; his sister, Lisa Hyde (Jimmy) of Mocksville; his niece, Caitlyn Slater (Josh); 2 stepsisters, Teresa Hurt (Roy) and Melinda Gentle (Jimmy); and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1 at Eaton Funeral Chapel in Mocksville with Rev. Bob Briggs and Mr. Jimmy Hyde officiating. Interment will follow in Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery of Mocksville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Assure the Future Foundation, 300 Enola Road, Morganton, NC 28655.

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