Robert Earl Riddle

Robert Earl Riddle, age 94, of Laurens, and husband of Taeko Riddle, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Born in Gray Court, he was a son of the late Claude and Belle Shuler Riddle.  Mr. Riddle was a US Navy Veteran of World War II; he retired from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Maui, HI, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Jerry Riddle of Anchorage, AK, Margaret Renslen and husband Troy of Denver, CO, and Carol Satate and husband Kenichi of Harrison, NY; one brother, Buddy Riddle of Laurens; one sister, Lois Bowers of Laurens; and two grandchildren, Dylan Renslen and Julian Satate.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Harold and Jack Riddle.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Warrior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson.

Visitation will be held at The Kennedy Mortuary from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, SC  29360.

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