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Rev. Howard Hoover Riddle

February 3, 1930 ~ March 20, 2017 (age 87)

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Reverend Howard Hoover Riddle, age 87, of Old Fort, NC, went home to his Lord on Monday, March 20, 2017. He passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital peacefully with his wife, Jana Riddle by his side.


Reverend Riddle was born February 3, 1930 in Spruce Pine, NC to Elizabeth and Bud Riddle. He met Jana Riddle in 1953 and they were joined in the covenant of marriage on February 25, 1956. They served one another in love for 61 years.  Reverend Riddle was called to preach the gospel in 1965 and faithfully ministered God’s Word for over 50 years. He held the highest rank of licensure with the Church of God.


He is survived by his wife, Jana Riddle, children Linda Staton (Darrell Staton), David Riddle, Rebecca Harris (Mike Harris), and Randall Riddle. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.


Please join us for visitation at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion on Friday, March 24 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  A celebration of Reverend Riddle’s life will be held at Nealsville Church of God Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Douglas Carpenter and Rev. Travis Cooke officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Nealsville Church of God Building Fund at 27 Bethel Church Road, Marion, NC  28725.  

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