Don Riddle, 89, recently of Overland Park, Kansas, died Friday, October 18, 2019. He was born May 16, 1930, in Carthage, Missouri, to the late Floyd and Naomi (Roller) Riddle.
He was the loving father of Janet (Timothy) Owens and Steve (Laurie)Riddle; Cherished grandfather of Steven (Brittni), Rebecca (Wes), and Sam; great-grandfather of Ronnie, Marshall, Landon and Layla.
After graduating from Carthage High School, Don served in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain’s Assistant from 1952-1954. He was an accomplished musician; graduating from Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State) with a Bachelors in Music Education. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY and completed course work for a PhD in Music Education from Oklahoma University. He directed the music at Wornall Rd. Baptist Church, Chandler Baptist Church and other area churches over the years.
In addition to his parents Don is preceded in death by his wife Polly.
A Memorial visitation will be Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 1:30-2:30 PM in the chapel at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church 1600 N. Hwy 291, Liberty, MO. Funeral service will begin at 2:30 PM on Tuesday. Inurnment at Terrace Park Cemetery will be private at a later date. If you so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Shelter KC .
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