He now resides with his Heavenly Father. He was born on Sept. 16, 1943, in Estill Springs to the late Clarence and Abbie Lewis Riddle.
He was a member of Mountain View Church of God.
He retired as a millwright from Ford Motor Company in Chicago. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his sisters: Wilma McAnally and Rebecca Kaye Langsdon; brother, Edgar Lynn Riddle; and his son-in-law, Ronald Johnston Jr.
He leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Beverly Reichstadter Riddle; children: Kimberly (Rand) Witz, John (Tina) Riddle, and Christine Johnston, all of Cleveland; grandchildren: Matthew Witz, Sierra Johnston, Samuel Riddle and Megan Witz; brothers: Lester (Nancy) Riddle, Ricky (Laura) Riddle, and Roger (Marilyn) Riddle; sisters: Wanda (Scott) Workman and Clarita Riddle; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be deeply missed.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at Grissom Funeral Home with Pastor Fred Mercer officiating.
Interment will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery, concluding with military honors.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family requests memorials be made to Mountain View Church of God, 210 Roadway Drive S.E., Cleveland, TN 37323.
To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.grissomfh.net.