Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN


George "Larry" Ridinger

June 17, 1947November 5, 2019

Larry Ridinger was born on June 17, 1947 in McKenzie, TN and passed away in Bartlett, TN on November 5, 2019. He was a loving husband of 53 years to Brenda, father to Todd Ridinger, Michael Ridinger and Rene Franklin, grandfather to 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.

First and foremost, he was dedicated to his work, family, and friends. He loved and treasured his grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. He loved his role as "PawPaw" as well as his role as daddy to his many beloved pets. He touched many lives, knowingly and unknowingly. His generosity was second to none. He was a rare combination of someone who loved life and had a firm understanding of what was important. He always gave his best in everything he did and set an example that we should always follow.

In honor of Larry, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Union Mission, or any animal rescue or charity of choice.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28


  • Brenda Ridinger, Wife
  • Todd Ridinger, Child
  • Michael Ridinger, Child
  • Rene Franklin, Child
  • Six (6), Grandchildren
  • One (1), Great Grandchild


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Family Will Receive Friends Sunday, November 10, 2019


George "Larry" Ridinger

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Stefan Smith

November 7, 2019

Larry and I went to work for the Dobbs family the same year, 1980. For the next 40 years Larry and I worked together for 33 of those years. Larry taught me so much about the financial end of the car business and I would like to think that he learned some of the sales side from me. For Larry there was only one way to do things, the correct way, the honorable way and all the i's dotted. Sometimes working together and being friends is difficult but Larry and I managed to make it work. Actually, he was more like a brother than a friend. Brothers have a battle or two but in the end always come back together with a hug. A piece of my heart left with Larry and I will miss him but know that I will see him again.

Gary Roberts

November 7, 2019

Larry was a great friend to many. His gentle spirit, humility, and genuine concern for people was so evident in his life. He was quiet and private about many things but he had his way of letting you know you were important to him. Our lives and careers took us in different directions so we didn't stay in touch very well but I remember going to see him at Lexus not long before he retired and when I walked into his office his face lit up. We spent several hours sharing many memories of our experiences from the past. As a new controller with the Dobbs in the mid 80s Larry was a mentor, friend, and almost like a big brother to me. He helped me in so many ways including giving good advice both professionally and personally. He will be missed by many and I'm happy to be part of that number! To his family I pray that God will provide comfort in a way only he can, You can say good bye to Larry with the knowledge that he was a great man and a great friend to many people who will cherish his memory along with you.