James Riddle

Jim "Coach" Riddle

Friday, July 17th, 1931 - Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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Jim “Coach” Riddle passed away the evening of Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 89 years of age. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to James Hubert Riddle Sr. and Dora Lee (Nix) Riddle on Friday, July 17, 1931. He attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business in 1953. Jim served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his graduation Jim began a career teaching and coaching football at Midwestern State University. Shortly after his teaching and coaching career, Jim worked for Drackett Corporation where he excelled and was promoted numerous times in his 24 year career. Jim was a great husband, father, grandfather mentor, and friend to many, and will be deeply missed. He is preceded in death by both parents and sister JoAnn Corbett. Left to cherish his memory is beloved wife of 56 years, Wanda Riddle; son Rick J. Riddle; son Rod D. Riddle; son Ron C. Riddle; sister Nancy O’Brian and husband Mike; granddaughter Courtney Rogers and husband Logan; granddaughter Carolyn Wenhold and husband Matt; granddaughter Kellie Nicole Riddle; great grandson Knox Wayne Rogers along with numerous extended family and loving friends. A celebration of life will be held 10:00am Saturday, August 29, at Oak View Baptist Church, 1004 S. Story Rd. in Irving - Please Note - Covid-19 restrictions are required for attendees of the service at the church

Please Note - Due to covid-19 restrictions the Church will only be able to seat 200 people. Please review Oak View's safety guidelines if you plan to attend. The service will also be streamed live online for those who aren't able to attend in person.

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The family invites you to join them for a small reception following the service at Centennial Park, 444 W. 2nd Street in Irving.
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The Ribble Family & Collard Family

Posted at 08:46am
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family,
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Jennifer and Kenny Bryan

Posted at 01:20pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Prayers for peace.
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Brenda Medina

Posted at 05:08pm
Jim one of kindest person you could every meet. Oh, how he could sing.

anthony gomez

Posted at 04:30pm
Anthony Gomez,
Grant eternal rest unto him, oh LORD and may Perpetual Light SHINE upon him.
I remember playing IBFA for Coach Riddle. We were running sprints and I wanted to quit. He did not let me quit! He gave me the motivation to keep going! something I have never forgotten.
He will be greatly missed! I am praying for him Wanda. Love you guys!


Carsen Franco

Posted at 09:45pm
Snickers and a Dr.Pepper, can’t watch a game without it❤️ Love you Wanda and Jim

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