OBITUARY

James Elsworth Riddle

November 12, 1954May 29, 2018

James Elsworth Riddle –

Of Homer, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the age of 63. He is survived by his wife, DorEtta Riddle; two sons, James E. Riddle, Jr. and Carlos (Molly) Riddle; one grandson, Holden Riddle; as well as siblings, Frederick (Jill) Riddle, David (Brenda) Riddle, Vern (Ruth) Newland, Larry Newland, Shirley (Tim) Smith, Brenda (Anthony) Atchison, and Sally (Russel) Booth; many nieces, nephews, loving family members, and friends. James was a hard worker who loved and took care of his family the best way he knew how. He was proud of his two sons and always wanted a life for them that was better than his own. He loved walking and being outdoors, but his true love was singing. He was known by the nickname of Elvis by many of his friends and co-workers. He would sing at any given opportunity and loved to karaoke on Friday nights. James was thrilled in 2012 when his first grandson, Holden, was born. James was proud of Holden and would show off his picture at any opportunity. After working nearly forty years at Albion Industries, James always looked forward to a happy and healthy retirement with his wife, DorEtta. Even though James struggled with his illnesses at that end of his life, it never changed his true desires for his family; James always desired to have a family that was well loved and taken care of. James did that throughout his life the best way he knew how, and to the best of his ability. A celebration of his life will be held at New Hope Worship Center (Albion, Michigan) on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

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Sue Binkley

June 3, 2018

The last time I saw you was in front of Louie's bakery. You were struggling with health issues. Rest in peace James. Sing for the Lord!

Jimmy Hewitt

June 1, 2018

Sing on James, from the Hewitt's

Tonia Wooten

May 31, 2018

May your soul rest in peace Uncle James fly high buddy love you...

Jane Tescb

May 31, 2018

We were neighbors and classmates for class of 1973. He was always a kind and caring person and full of life. My heart felt condolences to all his family. Sincerely Jane (Studer) Tesch.

Vickie Grogan

May 31, 2018

Very sorry to hear of your loss. I was a high school classmate in Homer (last name Bagwell) and I remember James being just a very nice guy. That was a very nice obiturary.

juanita carranza

May 31, 2018

mY HEART IS SO SAD aND bLESS jAMES FAMILY AND hIS WIFE pRAYERS FOR ALL THE FAMILY i KNEW JAMES WE MEANT WORKING AT fLORD lYNN FARMS WE BECAME GOOD FRIEND HE WAS A NICE GUY HE EVEN SAY OUT IN THE FEILDS AND i WOULD JOIN IN WE TALKED ABOUT OUR HOW WE WERE GOING TO START OUR LIFE AND AT THE TIME i WAS ENGAGED AND JAMES CAME TO OUR WEDDING ALWAYS WITH THAT SMILE AND JOKES RESTIN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND AND BROTHER jUANITA

FROM THE FAMILY