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Tom Riddle

d. December 8, 2020

John Thomas “Tom” Riddle, 82, of Little Mountain, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Lexington Medical Center.

Born on March 11, 1938 in Little Mountain, he was the son of the late John Carroll “Jake” and Thelma Inez Shealy Riddle. Mr. Riddle was a lifelong member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church where he served on church council and the cemetery committee for a number of years. He was a member of the Little Mountain Masonic Lodge 281 and was a Master Mason for 59 years. He was a retired dairy farmer and later retired from Achelpohl Roofing. He owned and operated a saw mill for a number of years and served in the South Carolina National Guard. He loved fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Harriett Lindler Riddle; daughters, Sandra (Kevin) Wessinger of Little Mountain and Molly (Garrett) Lominack of Little Mountain; sons, Johnny (Amanda) Riddle of Little Mountain and Jody (Teresa) Riddle of Little Mountain; a sister, Carolyn (Richard) Shealy; grandchildren, Courtney Swafford, Jennifer (Benji) Bickley, Michelle (Dillon) Amick, Laken (Chandlor) Williams, Jacob Adam Riddle, and Kassidy Lominack; great-grandchildren, Madison Swafford, Sydney Swafford, Robert Swafford, Levi Amick, and Noah Bickley; and a life-long brother, Wayne Achepohl.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 PM Friday, December 11, 2020 in the Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Rich Johnston. Those attending are asked to remain in their cars and listen to the service on 87.9 FM. There will be a drive by visitation following the service. Friends are invited to come by the funeral home to view and sign the guest register on Thursday from 9:00 AM until 5:30PM.  Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Active pallbearers will be Dean Shealy, Neil Huffstetler, Danny Rish, Nelson Riddle, Mark Kibler, and Charles Everett Frick.


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