OBITUARY

Michael L. Riddle

December 2, 1947January 23, 2019
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Michael Lynn Riddle December 2, 1947 – January 23, 2019

Michael Lynn Riddle, 71, was born in Monahans, Texas on December 2, 1947 to Vesper Glendon Riddle and Hopeton Charline Atterbury Riddle. He went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2019 after succumbing to cancer. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sheryl Ann Riddle; parents, Vesper Glendon and Hopeton Charline Riddle; In-laws Nelma Burnett, and Elton and Alla Kelley. He is survived by his children, Jeffrey and wife Lynn Riddle, Kimberly and husband Daniel Stokes, Gregory and wife Rachelle Riddle; Grandchildren, Ashley and husband Eric Velligan, Justin and wife Emily Stokes, Jacob Stokes, Austin and wife Andrea Stokes, Breanna Riddle, Colton Riddle, Elise Stokes, Collin Riddle, Ryan Riddle, Alexa Riddle, Blake Riddle and Weston Riddle; Great Grandchildren, Kinley Velligan, Jackson Velligan, Savannah Stokes, Levi Velligan, and RaeLynn Stokes.

Mike spent many years working as a project coordinator and piping designer for various companies including Fluor Engineering, The Frantz Company, Procon Engineering, Jacobs Engineering and finally Dow Chemical. While at Dow in 2005, he became the subject matter expert for the CAD program from Integraph SP3D and developed the training lessons that would eventually be used globally. During his illness our family was blessed to learn of how highly he was spoken of by his co-workers over the years. They spoke of his work ethic, his calm demeanor and his ability to perform in any circumstance without getting angry or losing his temper.

Lovingly known as Papa to family, Mike was the epitome of quiet strength and service to his loved ones. He was a constant source of encouragement to all of his kids and grandkids on the sidelines of their extra-curricular and sports activities. He was a man of few words, but his caring actions and generosity always spoke much louder. He was the first to offer a helping hand when needed and cared diligently for his own mother in her final days.

While our family grieves, we take comfort in the fact that the Lord surely received him proclaiming, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2019
REMEMBERING

Michael L. Riddle

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SUE BALL

January 27, 2019

Mike you were everything a family could ask for. James and I will miss our occasional phone calls checking up on the family and laughing whether you were retired or working again. I will always remember how you cared for your Mom, my sister. You did everything possible to make her comfortable and see to all her needs. You will be missed, but there is no doubt God was waiting to welcome you into heaven as the angels surrounded you.

Save a place as we will see you soon.
Sue and James

Chad Jackson

January 27, 2019

The memory I had of your dad was us playing baseball in between the houses. He would hit fly balls and grounders to us. I thought he was so awesome that he could catch a ball with a glove with one hand and then hit a ball with his other hand. You dad was a sweet gentle man. He will be missed.

Art Riddle

January 24, 2019

Mike was the best big brother a person could ask for. He was great at sports making me, his brother, want to be better and try harder. He was the best guy in the world to work for. He taught me a lot. He always did his best to take care of everybody in his family from parents to his own kids. He was not going to miss anything that was happening in the family from his kids' activities to his grandkids' activities. He took care of our parents while I was driving a truck for my job, and I could ask Mike if he needed me to help; but with his "patent" answer "he had everything covered". I'm going to miss you Mike; you were the best.

TIM CORMAN

January 24, 2019

Mike was a special person. He was funny and loved to laugh. I will miss him. Prayers for the family.

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