Jerry Riddle

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Jerry Lee Riddle, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Atrium Health-Cleveland. Born Oct. 1, 1943, in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Nimpson Riddle and Betty Jane Holifield Riddle. Jerry was a member Patterson Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a former deacon, current choir member and Sunday School teacher. He was a graduate of Cleveland Technical College with a degree in industrial safety. He worked for 17 years at Fiber Industries and after leaving spent another 27 years with Stouffer’s Industries. Jerry was also a former member of the No. 3 Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Riddle.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ramona Fox Riddle, of Grover; one son, Jerry Alan Riddle, of Grover; Jackie Weeks-Starkey and husband, Joe, of Gaffney, South Carolina; five grandchildren; and 16 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Patterson Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Waters officiating. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Riddle.

Guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com. 

The MItchell News

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