Charles Vance Riddle

Published 8:50 am Monday, November 5, 2018

Mr. Charles Vance Riddle, 65, of Griffith Road, Advance,  died unexpectedly surrounded by his family on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born April 8, 1953  in Salisbury to the late Willis Lawrence “Pete” and Dolly Vogler Riddle. He graduated from Davie County High School in 1971, attended Wake Forest University and graduated with a double major in accounting and business with a minor in economics from Pfeiffer University in 1975. He married the love of his life, Karen, on May 26, 1974 at First Baptist Church of Mocksville. They lived in Mocksville then Advance before building their forever home on the Riddle family farm in 1990. In April, 1979, along with his father and brother, he opened Riddle Tractor where he enjoyed close relationships with his customers for almost 40 years. He was a devoted husband, a generous and adoring father, and he loved being an active and doting Papa to his four grandchildren. After many years of attending First Baptist Church of Mocksville, he most recently enjoyed attending the Payne Bible Fellowship Class and worshipping at Calvary West in Advance.

Survivors: his wife of 44 years, Karen Frye Riddle; 2 daughters, Anna Riddle Mitchell and husband Michael of Advance and Grace Jillian Riddle Bidanset and husband Matthew of Raleigh; grandchildren, Caroline Ruth (9), Charles Henry “Charlie” (6),  Sidney Grey (4) and Margaret Anne “Maggie” (1) Mitchell; a brother, Gene Riddle of Advance; an aunt, Gladys Vogler Hockaday of Clemmons; a niece, Chrissi Frye Ramsey and husband Ben of Wilmington; a brother-in-law, Keith Frye of Mocksville; and his devoted canine companion, Duckie.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6 at First Baptist Church, Mocksville with the Rev. A. Shane Nixon and Pastor Ryan Showalter officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Meals on Wheels c/o Davie Senior Center, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville.