Samuel C Riddle Jr

samuel riddle jr

Carthage, NC
Samuel C. Riddle, Jr. 83, died Sunday (May 1, 2011) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Carthage with The Rev. Jeff Roberts and The Rev. Tom Herndon officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Cross Hill Cemetery.
A native of Moore County he was the son of the late Samuel Carson and Arena Gillis Riddle. He served in the US Army, 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War. In 1960 he founded Riddle Equipment and operated it for 50 years. He was a member of the American Legion and served on the Board of The Fidelity Bank for 28 years. He was a lifelong active member of the First Baptist Church in Carthage where he served as Deacon for several terms and in other positions. He also served on the Century committee and the Zoning Board.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jonsie Caddell Riddle, son, Sammy Riddle and wife Leona of Carthage, sister, Mary Liddle of Bellevue, WA; grandchildren, Victoria Riddle Shooter and husband, Keith of Wagram, Carson and wife Tiffany Riddle of Carthage; great grandchildren, Ella Reese and Rylee Riddle of Carthage, and Wil Shooter of Wagram.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360.
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  1. Dan, Marie, Katie and Samantha Thomas lit a candle for Samuel C Riddle Jr

  2. To all the family,
    I was so sorry to learn of Sam’s death. He has always been a special person and very special to the First Baptist Church family. My love to all of you.

  3. Our condolences to the family. Mr. Riddle was always a gentleman and very fair to deal with. He will be missed.
    Ron & Adina Horner
    Winterville, NC

  4. I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Riddle’s passing. I remember him from the Moore County Saddle Club horse shows when I was a kid. I always enjoyed coming to Carthage with my grandparents and horse. I will remember him fondly as a kind man. My thoughts an

  5. I was a customer of Mr.Riddle and was honored to know him. He was a gentleman and a good business man. My sincere condolences to the Family!

  6. We were so sorry to learn of Mr. Riddles death. He was such a kind gentleman and will be greatly missed in the Carthage community. Our thoughts and prayers to Johnsie, Sammy, Leona and all of the family.
    From Max Jeannie and Emily Muse

  7. Sam was a good man, I really enjoyed knowing him, working for him and dealing with him. I will always remember his friendship. Eddie Livengood

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