George Kenneth Rideout

May 26, 1922March 7, 2019

George Kenneth Rideout passed away of natural causes on Thursday, March 7, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife Mamie of 68 years; his brother, Keith and his wife Jean of Tucson, AZ; sons, Dennis and his wife Pam of Gurley, AL, Garry and his wife Carol of Montclair, NJ; daughter, Monta Middleton of Arab, AL; grandchildren, John, Carl, and Rebecca and great grandson Donovan.

Born in Sebree KY, Ken grew up in Mishawaka and South Bend, IN where he worked for the Studebaker Automobile Company. Ken was a WWII veteran, serving in England and Belgium as a Master Sargent. He retired from Civil Service after working for the Army Missile Command for 33 years. He and Mamie moved to Monte Sano in 1955 and have been members of Monte Sano Methodist Church since ever since.

He will be greatly missed by has family and community.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 1-2pm at Valhalla Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 2pm in Valhalla's Chapel. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum. Please leave fond memories and condolences for the entire Rideout family at


  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2019

George Kenneth Rideout

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Mark Haymes

March 9, 2019

My family moved to Huntsville in 1965, the Rideout's live across the street from us. I have many fond memories of all the family. So sorry for your loss. May God Bless.

Glenn Carr

March 9, 2019

I’ve known this family back to the mid-60s. And, Mr Rideout raised a great family. What a nice man he was. He was a mountain favorite, and the mountain will miss him. My sincere condolences.