James "Jim" Edward Reigle


December 28, 1972 ~ December 27, 2022

Born in: Batavia, New York
Resided in: Grand Prairie, Texas

James “Jim” Edward Reigle was born on December 28, 1972, to his parents Michele Anne Chuppe and David Michael Hume in Batavia, New York. He unexpectedly passed from this earth on December 27, 2022, in Mansfield, Texas.

He spent most of his childhood in Shamokin, Pennsylvania where he graduated high school in 1992. After graduation, he moved to Colleyville, Texas to be with his family.

He started working at Dillard’s while attending college at Tarrant County Junior College (TCJC) in Hurst, Texas, where he met his wife Amanda Rae Reber in Anatomy & Physiology class in February 1994. After dating Amanda for 5 years, he proposed in November 1998 and then they married on July 10, 1999.

He worked for Dillard’s department store for 11 years from 1993 to 2004. After leaving Dillard’s in 2004, he began his career in the restaurant business at Chili’s Bar & Grill. In 2006, he was promoted to general manager for Chili’s which moved he and Amanda to Abilene, Texas for 2 years. In January 2008, Jim and Amanda started the process of fostering to adopt. On April 21, 2008, Brayden James Reigle was born. At that time, Jim was transitioning back to the metroplex to start his career with Bennigan’s. On June 30, 2008, Brayden was placed in foster care with Jim and Amanda. Shortly thereafter, Bennigan’s closed its doors and in September 2008, Jim began his 14-year career with BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse working in many different locations throughout the Metroplex. On May 12, 2009, their daughter Violet Elizabeth Reigle was born. 5 months after her birth, she was placed in Jim and Amanda’s care through foster placement. On November 29, 2010, their son Gavin Jacob Reigle was born. Jim and Amanda were fortunate enough to be able to bring him home straight from the hospital. On June 10, 2011 Jim and Amanda were able to formally adopt Gavin in Tarrant County and on July 8, 2011, Brayden and Violet were formally adopted in Denton County, making their family complete.

In 2013, Jim was given the opportunity to move up north to the Virginia/Washington DC area to expand BJ’s restaurants. He opened 4 restaurants as General Manager, in the area over the next 3 years before returning to Grand Prairie, Texas in 2016, where he and Amanda currently live. Over the course of his BJ’s career, Jim received many awards and recognitions. He received Top Performers Club recognition several different times, which awarded him trips with his company. The most recent recognition he received in December 2022, was breaking the highest weekly sales record in the state of Texas at his store in Arlington.
Jim enjoyed playing golf, building things out of wood, going to the movies, playing Clash of Clans, and spending time with his wife and kids.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years Amanda, his 3 children Brayden, Violet, and Gavin; and his 3 dogs (who were like children to him) Harley, Beau, and Bella. He is also survived by his mother Michele and stepfather; Charlie Chuppe; adopted father Rob Reigle; his biological father and stepmother David and Jane Hume; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barbara and Ron Reber.
His siblings include his sister Amy Burks and her husband, Jeff; his stepsister Lisa Saidel and her husband Bart; his stepbrother Michael Chuppe and his wife Dannielle; and sister-in-law Stephanie Goertz and her husband Joe. Jim also leaves behind 6 nieces and 3 nephews along with a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins who love him very much.

Jim was loved by many friends and family members. He leaves us all with good memories and will be missed by all.

Broadcast Date:

Wade Family Funeral Home Broadcast


Public Visitation: January 5, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: January 6, 2023 1:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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Memories Timeline


  1. CandleImageAman
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many prayers for you and your family . May you feel surrounded by love and peace.

  2. Amanda, Brayden, Violet, and Gavin: You are all so special to us. May you all have peace in your hearts and support from friends and relatives in the days to come. We love you.

  3. CandleImageDear Amanda, Brayden, Violet, and Gavin,

    I am very sorry for the sudden passing of your beloved husband and daddy. I know he loved each of you deeply. May God comfort each of you and sustain you in this difficult time of sorrow. With much love and support, Rana

  4. CandleImageDarling Amanda, Brayden, Violet and Gavin
    My heart breaks for you all. For all of us that loved him. He was a person that filled a room with his presence. He loved you all dearly. And I know he had so much love for his friends. Believe that he is happy with our Lord and watching over all of you.
    Aunt Shirley

  5. CandleImageI’m still in shock. I’m so sorry, Amanda. I’ve loved you and Jim since we met all those years ago!

  6. CandleImageMy heart breaks for you, your kids, and your entire family. May the peace of our Lord bring you comfort. The cost of love is grief. There are no words for this unimaginable loss. All I can do right now is pray for you so that is what I will do. Please accept my deepest condolences.🙏🏼💔
    Michelle Douthitt

  7. CandleImageMy heart goes out to your family . Jim had just came to bjs restraunt in alliance when i first started there . He was always so nice to me and made me feel like family he talked about yall all the time an i know he is watching over you all . prayers for your family . Jim will truly be missed he was a great man .

  8. CandleImageJim hired me to be his bookkeeper in Alliance. I loved working with Jim he had patience when I was learning the job and he taught me so much. I loved our talks about conspiracy theories. He made me laugh often. Ever time I see an Apple Fritter I think of Jim. ( I had to get him one every time I got doughnuts). Please know he has left this world having made a huge impact on all who met him. I will miss him. My prayers for his family.

  9. CandleImageDear Amanda,
    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. The pain of losing a loved one is truly overwhelming, and my heart is broken for you, Brayden, Violet, and Gavin. I wish you much strength, love, and support from close family and friends as you go through the grieving process.
    Sending you all my love and thoughts of comfort.
    Love, Carmen

  10. CandleImageJim was one the best people I could’ve ever had in my life. He joined over at alliance Bjs and right off the bat he knew how to make everyone feel like family. My favorite memory was one Mother’s Day he thought it’d be funny to give everyone B12 shots and ran off laughing and it’s forever my favorite memory! Also whenever it was someone’s birthday, the funny things he’d write on the cake. He knew how to make work a fun place when it needed to be. That was one of my favorite things about him! The love he had for his everyone and how he truly looked after all of us like his own children was one of the best things about him.( too many to choose). Every Sunday morning when I bookkept with him I’d hear “PAG” at the top of his lungs and i always knew my day would be better because he was there. Even after I left work with Bjs he still kept in touch and was on of the last people I got to see before moving to Arkansas. I will cherish that hug he gave me! Alliance 496 is so extremely sorry for your and the kids’ loss and will forever pray for the best for y’all! He will always be with y’all every step of the way! Purple candle of course for him! I wish deeply I could be there for the funeral.

  11. Im so deeply saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. What an all around good guy this world has lost. My thoughts & prayers will remain with his family & those close to him. It’s a sad day indeed. 🥺🙏🏼

    • CandleImageI still can’t believe that Jim gone. He was a wonderful person he was. He will truly be missed. Sending prayers out to his family.

  12. CandleImageMy deepest sympathies and condolences to Amanda, her children, and the entire Reigle family at the untimely loss of their beloved husband, father, son, etc. Jim😔. May the Lord bless and keep this family in their time of loss. May he wrap them in his ever present arms and bring them comfort and strength during this difficult time🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️.

  13. CandleImageI remember when Jimmy was born. I was twelve. His Mom just fell in love with him. We all did. As a young aunt with nieces, it was fun to add a boy. He was such a cutie, always charming and sweet with a just enough spunk to keep us on our toes. To this day, my favorite compliment came from him as a small child. He said I looked “WOWZA” before my date came to pick me up. Be still my heart! And I remember when he was only 6 or 7 in Shamokin when he decided it was his job to scare the snakes away w a stick before we picked strawberries. What a helpful and brave little guy.
    I’m so proud of the man he became – still charming and full of spunk, still helpful and brave, a loving family man, and a great friend and mentor. Praying for Amanda and the children, my sister and niece, his family, and many many friends who will miss him. Love you, Jim <3

    • And I remember when his grandma told us about hitting her with his bottle when he wanted more juice. It makes me laugh. What a feisty boy he was. What a good man he became.

  14. CandleImagePrayers for you and your kiddos Amanda! I’ll always remember Jim and you being the fun and kind couple. Jim will be missed!

  15. Oh, Amanda, I am so sorry. I just came across this while looking for something online. Though my relationship with the family has sadly fractured, I think about all of you. Always. I loved Jim very much and certainly hope he knew that. I am in shock and so deeply saddened. Please, if you ever need anything at all, let me know. Please don’t lose touch with Emma and I. We love you and are so pleased to see you have great kids to show for the love you and Jim shared. My heart is with you, as is Emma’s. (I have pics of her as a little girl playing with Jim. They were both having such fun.)

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