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Harry L. Riddell

Harry Lloyd Riddell, 77, of Irvine, Kentucky, formerly of Williamsburg, went to be with the Lord at 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, at Heritage House of Richmond.

Born April 3, 1932 in Irvine, Kentucky, he was the son of Harry and Florence Embrey Riddell. He served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. He retired as an electrician from Philco-Ford in Connersville after 20 years of service. Prior to that, he worked in several jobs including pouring concrete along the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Mr. Riddell was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle in Richmond. He enjoyed fishing, rock hunting, traveling and woodworking.

Mr. Riddell will be missed by his son, Robbie Riddell and wife, Sondra, Irvine, Kentucky; daughters Teresa Trent and husband, Claude, Connersville; Wendy Barker and husband, Steve, Centerville; and Sandra Stanley Riddell and Bryan Kirby, Carlisle, Kentucky; sister, Bonnie Stone and husband, Lloyd, Irvine, Kentucky; brothers David Riddell and wife, Lynn, Franklin, Ohio, and Jack Riddell and wife, Peggy, Irvine, Kentucky; grandchildren, Mary Jo Thornbro, Melissa Farmer, Heather Jo Huffine, Eli Barker, Jay Bingham, Josh Bingham, Amy Jo Spencer Riddell, Ryan Brooks and Hanna Mills; great-grandchildren, Taylor Lauler, Savannah Jo Shrum, Sarrah Thornbro, Jarrett Thornbro, Cheyenne Lauler, Jason Farmer, Gracie Ann Farmer, Michael Barker, Jayden Bingham and Aleya and Hunter Bingham; aunts, Rachel and Edith; uncles, Kenneth Riddell, Cornell Riddell and Russell Riddell, 90 nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many cousins, his many church family friends and the wonderful staff at Heritage House of Richmond.

Mr. Riddell was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary P. Riddell, on May 21, 1978; sisters, Gladys Anderson, Elsie Burton, Pearl Hardy, Darlene Gentry; brothers, Hubert, Jesse, Melvin, Claude and John Riddell.

Pastor Ron Baker will conduct a funeral ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, with calling from 1:00 p.m., at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment with military honors will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

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Harry was a good man and a good friend. When I started at Ford he was the frist to befriend me.

Fred Lakin sr. Feb 2 2010 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

Janie Blunk Swearingen Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM

Robbie, Teresa, Wendy and Family - My love, thoughts and prayers are with you. One of the greatest gifts are your parents. Treasure the time you had with Uncle Harry. He was loved and will be missed. Jackie, Mike, Micha'lla and Michael.

Jacquelyn Burton Perkins Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM

Harry Riddell was the best father-in-law a person could have.
God bless his family and may he rest in peace.

Claude Trent Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM

Wendy, so sorry to hear this news. Thought and prayers are with you and your family.
---Debi Toschlog Brim, NHS '77

Debi Toschlog Brim Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family. I haven't seen you guys for years, but I know Mom & Dad (Charles & Annie) spent a lot of time with Harry recently. I guess Harry was the one to drive them to their wedding. May you find comfort in your memories.
-Linda Centers Parker

Linda Centers Parker Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM

Judy and I had Harry in our Pulmonary rehab program at Fayette Memorial Hospital, He was such a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. May God be with you during this sad time. Keep your memories close.
Linda and Judy

Linda Durham and Judy McQueen Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM

Enjoyed working with Harry as fellow electrician at Ford/Visteon.
Sorry to hear of his passing.
Darl McGillem

Darl (Mac) McGillem Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM

Wendy & family, I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. I miss you...

Teressa Vail Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss! I love you guys! Im here if you need anything.

Stephanie Jan 7 2010 12:00 AM