David Riddle

Friday, June 8, 2012

STEELE, MO. - Mr. David Riddle, 66, of Steele, Mo., died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. Riddle was born May 10, 1946, in Detroit, Mich., and had lived in Steele since 1976 and was formerly of Trumann and Jonesboro. He was a technician for Southwest Bell Telephone and a member of the Armorel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one brother, C.L. "Buz" Samford Jr.; his adoptive parents, James Fletcher and Lela Mildred Posey Riddle; his mother, Ruth Elizabeth Riddle Samford; father, Plaise Carnelias Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Henry Riddle of the home; two daughters, Karie Lawrence and husband Wade of Munford, Tenn., and Kristi Robertson and husband Scotty of Steele, Mo.; two sisters, Connie Pritchard of Steele, Mo., and Teri Bonds of Alabama; two brothers, Dennis Riddle of Millington, Tenn., and Larry Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., and four grandchildren.

Funeral service was held June 6, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. David Hart officiating. Burial followed in the Nettleton Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark.

Pallbearers were David Bond, John Wilard, Robert Crane, Marty Bins, Buzz Mays, Terry Copeland, Todd Mays and Ken Finch. Honorary pallbearers were R.B. Murphy, Jack Ashmore, Larry Goff, Danny Ashmore and Hugh Don Ashmore.

An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.