Eagles Fan’s Last Wish Before Dying: Have 8 Players At Burial To Let Him Down One Final Time

Eagles fans are used to be letting down by their team, but one man’a dying wish was to have it happen one final time.

A New Jersey man by the name of Jeffrey Clayton Riegel died on August 18, and listed in his obituary, was his dying wish of having 8 Eagles players serve as pallbearers at his burial to “let him down one last time”

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He was described as a wonderful husband, uncle, brother and son. “He was the last truly, completely good man,” the obituary reads, “No one that met him failed to love him.”

Riegel had a gift for nicknames, and if you were close to him, you got one. In his last days, Riegel even gave himself one, telling his oncologist, “just call me Lucky.”

Riegel left behind his wife, Donna Lee, his parents and six siblings.

A funeral service at is scheduled for August 24 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Port Republic, New Jersey. More information is available on the Wimberg Funeral Home website.


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