John Fletcher Riddle Jr.

October 24, 1951December 26, 2017

COLUMBIA - John “Johnny” Fletcher Riddle Jr., 66, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, surrounded by family after losing his battle with cancer. Born October 24, 1951 in Columbus, Ga., he was the son of the late John “Fletcher” and Clarice Daniels Riddle. John proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He also had a successful career of more than 30 years in monofilament sales with Shakespeare and several years in sales with the Quantum Group. His hobbies included fishing and shrimping but his passion was riding his Harley. John was a dedicated husband and loving father. He left us far too soon but we take comfort in knowing that he came to know the Lord and is now at peace with our Heavenly Father. Surviving are his loving wife and best friend of 41 years, Debbie Riddle; his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Shane Smith of Lexington, his daughter, Ashley Riddle Christine and Lee Drafts of Lexington; his mother, Clarice “Rusty” Riddle of Walterboro; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia “Ginger” and Bill Walker of Walterboro; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Sandra Riddle of Walterboro; seven grandchildren, Jason, Kaylee, Isabella, Gabriella, Claire, Peyton and Trinity; and many loving nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all the people who provided love, support and care to John during his battle with cancer. We couldn’t have done it without each of you. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Please sign the online guestbook at


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January 9, 2018

Just learned of johns passing. He was highly thought of . Knew him in high school at Flora. Rest In Peace john. The Seaward's Wayne class of 69, randy class of 71, and Ike class of 75.

Wendell Christine

January 2, 2018

We offer condolences in John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family as he will be missed. We know how he enjoyed his grandchildren.

Dorothy and Wendell Christine

John Wilson

January 2, 2018

I have known and greatly valued my friendship with John since my days at Celanese years ago.

I will miss John's insights and valued observations on our business and our lives. May God bless these memories and all those fortunate enough to have them.

David and Joanne Christine

December 30, 2017

We are so sorry about Johns too early passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kaylee and Claire spoke so often about their grandpa John with so much love, we know he will be missed so much.

Terry Sharpe

December 30, 2017

May God give you strength and courage in this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

December 30, 2017

I'm sorry for your lost
From Willie , Mama Joe and Trish

Andy Acciardo Jr.

December 30, 2017

John will be greatly missed, he was a great colleague and friend.

December 29, 2017

Loved the visits Johnny and Debbie made to Belle Vista. Enjoyed catching flounder with him and having a glass of wine with Debbie or a beer or two with Johnny. He was a wonderful, sweet, kind man who will be missed. My heart goes out to Debbie and the children and grandchildren. He was gone too soon. God Bless

Diane and Robert Connolly

Joe & Flo Brigman

December 29, 2017

Spending time with John was a blessing. Always had a smile and easy to have a conversation with while enjoying a meal together. Looked forward to his calls asking "how's the shrimping" and the status of the lake and lot. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and the Family. May the memories you shared with John comfort you all during this time of sorrow.

Don Baehr

December 29, 2017

We will miss John greatly. The friendship we shared will be a treasure in our lives forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie and the entire family. Don and Dorothy Baehr