Thomas Richard Ridenhour

Published 10:59 am Monday, July 10, 2017

Thomas Richard Ridenhour, 69, died on June 28, 2017.

He was born in Cooleemee on Sept. 24, 1947 to Thomas William and Ruth Beaver Ridenhour. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Ridenhour, and a brother, Terry Ridenhour

Survivors: his mother, Ruth of the home; a brother, Jerry of Hillsborough; sister-in-law, Jean of Thomasville; numerous nieces and nephews; 2 daughters, Shelly Hobbs and Jennifer Hendrix; grandchildren, Amber, Brittanie and Peggy Hobbs, Kelsey Hendrix and Cody Sloop; 2 great-grandchildren, Gracie Britt and Anna Claire Shaeffer, all from Mooresville; a special cousin and best friend, Jimmy Spry, with whome he enjoyed a lifetime of friendship and hours of hunting, fishing and playing cards. He was a Vietnam veteran who served six years in the Army with a rank of SP5. He also was a active member of the Cooleemee VFW and Civitan Club. He attended Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee.

Memorials: to the church, Hospice or the charity of your choice.

Visitation was at 11 a.m. on July 1 at Victory Baptist Church with a memorial service at noon. Burial was at 2 p.m. Monday, July 10 at the Old Historic Salisbury National Cemetery, 202 Government Road, Salisbury, with Military Honors accorded by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard.