Regina Ray Riddle

August 30, 1970July 28, 2020

Regina Ray Riddle, 49, of Hollywood FL, passed away on July 28, 2020. A funeral service and visitation will be held at 2:30 pm on August 7, at Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, Florida 33024. Due to the ongoing pandemic the service will be limited to family members.

Burial will take place at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas, 75225, on August 15. A visitation will begin at 11:00 am followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm. The burial will follow. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. Regina was born in Dallas, TX, on August 30, 1970. She graduated from Eastwood High School El Paso, TX, 1988 and continued on to enlist in the United States Air Force as an Air Traffic Control Operator serving her country from February 1989, and participated in “Operation Desert Storm” until HONORABLE discharge in February 1993. Upon discharge from the United States Air Force, Regina continued her education at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 1998. Regina resumed her career as an Air Traffic Control Specialist beginning in 1998 for the United States Government/Federal Aviation Administration at Washington ARTCC, Leesburg, VA, Fort Worth ARTCC, Fort Worth, TX, Potomac TRACON, Warrenton, VA, DFW TRACON, Grapevine, TX and ultimately FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC, until health forced her retirement in 2014. Regina is survived by Steven A. Russell, Hollywood, FL, children Kayla M. Donnelly, 21 and Austin M. Donnelly, 15, parent Karen Ann Wheeler, (VC Wheeler), Arlington, TN, aunt Rae Hoffacker, Santa Fe, NM, siblings Tamara Rutledge (Mark), San Antonio, TX, Richard Abraham Riddle (Stephanie) Humboldt, TN, Isaac Riddle (Jamie), Arlington, TN, Erica Bills (Brian) Arlington, TN, Meredith Riddle (Ben Gibson), Seattle, WA, Allison Riddle, Memphis, TN, nieces and nephews Miko, Ian, Allen and Yumi Rutledge, San Antonio, TX, Libby Morris, Emma and Eli Riddle, Humboldt, TN, Alexis Kuwik and Kendel Singer, Arlington, TN, Brianna, Jackson and Hensley Bills, Arlington, TN, Bridger Gibson, Seattle, WA, Jeremy Foley, Fayetteville, AR, step children Aaron T. Russell, Golden, CO, Matthew P. Russell Tyler, TX, paternal in laws, Georgie and Edmund Gardiner, Oxford, KS, cousins Patrick Wright, Melbourne, Australia and Kimberly Wright, San Antonio, TX. Regina is preceded in death by her father Richard Dean Riddle. The family of Regina Ray Riddle wishes to thank all friends for their love and support in Regina’s passing.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

  • Interment

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

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Micheal Wyatt

August 21, 2020

I remember "Reggie" from Castle AFB. Always had a warm smile and a great enthusiasm for running. She will be mussed as a Defender of the Faith. God has given this Angel her wings!! God Bless!!

Scott Hopkins

August 19, 2020

Regina was a great person. I’ll always remember her from the fun times we had stationed at Castle AFB. She lived in the bottom floor with her roommate Nisa Crowley and they both always had a great smile and were fun to hang out with. Rest her soul.

Keith Krejci

August 19, 2020

I remember "Reggie" well as a young air traffic controller at Castle when I was the chief controller. She was a joy to have in the facility; a no-nonsense professional that worked hard to be the best she could be. It was because of her determination and skill that I was not surprised that she had such a successful career in the FAA. I've followed her on Facebook for these last few years. I'm truly saddened by her passing - she had so much to give to others. Please know that I'll remember her always.


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