Delbert A. Riddle, 87, of Petersburg, Indiana, formerly of Scipio, passed from this life at 7:50 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.
Mr. Riddle was born July 10, 1933, in Adair County, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Chester B. and Mintie Davis Riddle. On November 27, 1965, Delbert married Mary Margaret Rafferty; she preceded him in death May 6, 2012.
Mr. Riddle was an inspector at Cummins Engine Company retiring 1996. For 52 years, Mr. Riddle was the minister at the Faith United Baptist Church in Scipio. He had a passion for woodworking and enjoyed telling the grandkids stories about the good ole days.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Carol (Marshall) West of Seymour, Jana (Chris) Craig of North Vernon, Jack Douglas (Peach) Riddle of Petersburg, Indiana, and Don Riddle of North Vernon; brothers, Deward (Barbara) Riddle of Liberty, Kentucky, Louiard (Wanda) Riddle of Liberty, Kentucky and James (Star) Riddle of Florida; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a few great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mr. Riddle was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Mintie Riddle; wife, Mary M. Riddle; daughter, Sharon Day; granddaughter, Jennifer West; brother, Elbert Riddle and a sister, Avaline Riddle.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street, Columbus with Pastor Dwight Day officiating. Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday. Due to pandemic restrictions, there is a limit of 50 people in the funeral home. Visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and masks are required inside the funeral home.
Mr. Riddle will be laid to rest next to his wife at the Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Riley Hospital for Children.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.