Dwayne Rider

(Editor’s Note—Dwayne Anthony Rider, career law enforcement officer and pastor passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.)

Bro. Dwayne Anthony Rider, 51, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

Dwayne was born July 6, 1970 in Lake Charles and was a graduate of Barbe High School. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had a 23 career in law enforcement, first with the Lake Charles Police Department, where he was a plank holder appointed by Don Dixon to be the first commander of the SWAT team. He then moved to the Cameron Parish Sheriff Office. Dwayne was also a pastor who loved sharing the word of God. He was devoted to his family and loved by all who he came in contact with. He will be missed dearly.

Dwayne is survived by his wife of 27 years, Tammi Guillory Rider; daughter, Hannah Marie; son, Collin Joseph; sister, Tami Triska (Chris) of El Campo Texas and Kimberly Thompson (Mike) of Lake Charles; step-sisters, Lisa Adcock (David) of Bryan, Texas and Sandra Miller (Ryan) of College Station, Texas; step-brother, John Stegall, III (Rhonda) of Kinder; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Stegall; and father, Gilbert Rider.

His funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at First Pentecostal Church. Rev. Glyn Bogard officiated. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation was held at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the start of the service.