OBITUARY

Bill Ray Riddley

August 15, 1944January 26, 2014
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Services for Bill Ray Riddley, 69, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Elzine Strong officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery. Mr. Riddley was born August 15, 1944 in Camden, Texas, the son of the late Ima (Sprayberry) and Clifford Riddley. He passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 in the V.A. Hospital in Houston. Mr. Riddley was retired from the United States Army. He served during Vietnam and was the recipient of 2 Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation Badge. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 84. He loved his family and sacrificed a lot for them. Mr. Riddley was a member of Lancewood Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Lena Riddley of Lufkin; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Kim Riddley of Nacogdoches and Michael and Alainia Riddley of Lufkin; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and T. F. Nash of Camden; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members. In addition to his parents, Mr. Riddley was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Pallbearers will be Michael Riddley, Kevin Riddley, Justin Williams, Levi Bortz, David Dupree, and Altan Stegall. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Bill Ray Riddley

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Hanger Clinic

January 30, 2014

So sorry for your loss

January 30, 2014

Dear Lena and family, so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a good man and I was so glad to be your neighbors at Woodlawn. May God comfort you always and know that he is at rest. Think of you often and will keep you in my prayers. Beth (Allen) Gingery

Jan Luce

January 30, 2014

Lena,Kevin and Michael
I am so sorry to read about Bill's passing,he is home now and without pain. I remember him teasing me while we sat waiting for our boys at JD Olford's place. I know he was in pain all the time but he didn't talk about it. I am glad I was able to know him. You are in my prayers,God bless you during this most difficult time.

DUSTY RHODES

January 29, 2014

YES I KNEW BILL AND SAW HIM MANY TIMES SINCE HE WAS WOUNDED IN VIET NAM ...WE HAVE NO IDEA THE PAIN THAT HE SUFFORD AND THE WAY HE HAD TO LIVE THE WOUNDS THAT HE GOT SERVING US ....GOD BLESS BILL

Lena Riddley

January 29, 2014

Go mow in heaven, and keep the limbs cut love you always

Lena Riddley

January 29, 2014

Love you always

Irene Hadley Mary Rumby& family

January 29, 2014

Lena &family our thoughts and prayers go out to you. God will give you strength and comfort. Bill will always be remembered.A wonderful person

JULIE BEAM

January 29, 2014

LENA AND MICHEAL BILL WAS A BIG HEARTED MAN GREAT FRIEND TO MANY AND LOVED BY ALL. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU.

Michael Luce

January 29, 2014

Kevin,Michael and family: my family is sorry for your loss. Your dad was a nice person and it was a pleasure to have
known him. It has been a few years since I saw you in Taekwondo,but want you to know,you are in our prayers.

Cherokee Frazier

January 29, 2014

Your kindness and love for others will never be forgotten. When I was in your home I was treated as family and for that I love you and you will be missed. You'll always be Papa to me.

John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”