OBITUARY

Harold Edward Riddle

January 3, 1924June 5, 2018

Harold E. Riddle, 94, of Kingsport went to his heavenly home Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was born in McClure, VA, to the late Bud and Lucinda (Lucy) McClain Riddle. He was a World War II veteran and very proud of his service to his country. He was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years. Harold was a man who never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Scott; six brothers, Albert Riddle, Karl Riddle, Herman Riddle, Tommy Riddle, and one who was an infant; son-in-law, Willie Jones.

Harold is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Minnie Lieu (Branham) Riddle, two daughters Nina Jones and Anne Eva Thurman and husband Tommy; son Harold Riddle, Jr. and wife Karen; grandchildren, Jeff Jones, Ragan Riddle, Andrew Thurman and Amanda Thurman Karalia; four great-grandchildren and he was looking forward to the birth of another in August; sister Mae Dellinger of Vansant, VA and brother Roy Riddle of Castlewood, VA.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 with Dr. Tim Perry officiating. Graveside services will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Well with Military Rites by the American Legion Post 3/265.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of the ICU at Indian Path Medical Center for their care of Harold. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Harold’s honor to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, www.americanheart.org.

Online condolences may be made to the Riddle family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Minnie Lieu (Branham) Riddle, His Loving Wife of 70 Years
  • Nina Jones, Anne Eva Thurman & husband Tommy, Two Daughters
  • Willie Jones, Son-in-Law - deceased
  • Harold Riddle, Jr. & wife Karen, Son
  • Jeff Jones, Ragan Riddle, Andrew Thurman, Amanda Thurman Karalia, Four Grandchildren
  • Four Great-Grandchildren and One Due In August, Great-Grandchildren
  • Bud & Lucinda "Lucy" McClain Riddle, Parents - deceased
  • Mae Dellinger, Sister
  • Beulah Scott, Sister - deceased
  • Roy Riddle, Brother
  • Albert Riddle, Karl Riddle, Herman Riddle, Tommy Riddle, & Infant Brother, Five Brothers - deceased

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Interment Following Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Retha Stone

June 8, 2018

Minnie , Nina , Anna , Harold Jr . We are so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing . We loved when we got to visit or run into Harold and Minnie Lou and Nina was always with them .Harold was a wonderful man and we loved talking with him . He will surely be missed . Sorry we did not find out about the funeral arrangements until late this afternoon . We would have done our best to be at his service and are so sorry we missed it . Love and prayers to all the family and may GOD comfort you all .

Karen Baker

June 7, 2018

Anne, Tommy, Amanda and Andrew,
I am so sorry for the passing of your loved one. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through these next days and weeks. I pray that God will comfort you, and cause you to remember him with love and warm memories.

Michelle Gillenwater

June 7, 2018

My heart goes out to the family. Harold was a very good man and I am blessed to have known him and the family for many years. My husband, Roger, and I will not be able to attend the services with it being during the day but the family is in our prayers.

Darryl Branham

June 7, 2018

Sherry and I want to send our condolences regarding Harold’s passing to all of the Riddle family.

We will always be thankful for his visits to Minnesota and Phoenix to spend time with us as well as his monthly phone calls to make sure our family was well.

Harold was a kind and gentle man who cared deeply about family. We have lost a wonderful man.

Warmest Regards,
Daryl and Sherry Branham

Donna Wolfe Federico

June 6, 2018

Your family was a part of my church family my whole life . My parents (Odell and Bea Wolfe) thought a lot of Mr.Riddle. I always admired Nina . I used to see her at Wal-Mart where I work. I cannot come to visitation, but All of you will be in my prayers. You are a good family because he was a good husband and father. His legacy was strong and something to be proud of.

Terry Coffey

June 6, 2018

Nina and Anne, so sorry to read of your father's passing. May God give you comfort and peace.

Bob and Kay Grimes

June 6, 2018

Love and prayers in the loss of your loved one!

Tommy & Cathy Dean

June 6, 2018

Dear Riddle Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead.
It seems I've known Mr. and Mrs. Riddle my whole life. Mrs. Riddle did hair for most of the ladies in my family . I have fond memories of sitting in her shop while she worked on my mom's hair. And when we ran into Mr. Riddle, he was always smiling and welcoming. He will be sorely missed by those whose path he crossed.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Harold Edward Riddle was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Harold will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Harold E. Riddle, 94, of Kingsport went to his heavenly home Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was born in McClure, VA, to the late Bud and Lucinda (Lucy) McClain Riddle. He was a World War II veteran and very proud of his service to his country. He was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years. Harold was a man who never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Scott; six brothers, Albert Riddle, Karl Riddle, Herman Riddle, Tommy Riddle, and one who was an infant; son-in-law, Willie Jones.

Harold is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Minnie Lieu (Branham) Riddle, two daughters Nina Jones and Anne Eva Thurman and husband Tommy; son Harold Riddle, Jr. and wife Karen; grandchildren, Jeff Jones, Ragan Riddle, Andrew Thurman and Amanda Thurman Karalia; four great-grandchildren and he was looking forward to the birth of another in August; sister Mae Dellinger of Vansant, VA and brother Roy Riddle of Castlewood, VA.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 2:00.

Graveside services will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Well with Military Rites by the American Legion Post 3/265.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of the ICU at Indian Path Medical Center for their care of Harold.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Harold’s honor to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 www.americanheart.org.

Online condolences may be made to the Riddle family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Riddle family.

Simply stated, Harold was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Harold leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Harold Edward Riddle.