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MJ Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery
Thursday September 30th, 2021

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Wallace Reid Riddle

Wallace Reid Riddle


Wallace Reid Riddle, husband of the late Thelma Wilkinson Riddle, passed away on September 27, 2021. Wallace was the son of the late Clarence and Gertrude Riddle of Laurens. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Although he and his wife didn’t have children of their own, they are survived by many nieces and nephews here in the states and in England.

Wallace attended Ford School and completed his twelfth year of education in the United States Air Force. His enlistment began in August 1951 and retirement in 1971.

Wallace and Thelma traveled the world during his service years. They enjoyed every assignment. After his retirement from the USAF, he was employed by the United States Postal Service until 1989.

He was a believer in the Lord. Prior to moving to the Presbyterian Home of Clinton, he was a faithful member of Holmes Avenue Baptist Church, in Summerville, SC. Recently, having joined Davidson Street Baptist Church, he was unable to become an active member because of Covid concerns.

Wallace, being a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, earned many awards and medals. In recent time, he was inducted into the Laurens County Hall of Heroes.

Graveside services with Full Military Honors will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at MJ Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, SC.

He and his wife were married for 60 years. They are once again united, with Jesus forever. Wallace believed in this promise.

Praise to the Lord for his blessings!

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I will always love you Mr. Riddle! We had some great laughs and you could really make a lady's day! I was very sad when you left but you are in the arms of Jesus! It was a pleasure knowing you and RIP!

Tracy Denise Anderson Oct 1 2021 10:15 PM

I am sorry to hear the news of Wallace. His parents snd My Great Aunt Blanche Nelson's back yards connected on Hammett and Beaty Streets in Wattsmill. I always enjoyed our talks of the History of Wattsmill , the Watts House snd the Wattsmill it self and the folks back then and what had become of them. I will Pray for Wallace's Family now and in the days to come. Your Uncle Wallace was a very knowledgeable fellow.

Brenda Hartline Townsend Sep 29 2021 9:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wallace Riddle

Harold D Davis Sep 29 2021 3:34 PM

I am so sorry to read about Wally's death. He was a wonderful friend and has been very supportive during my cancer journey by sending cards and flowers. Prayers for his family and friends. He will be missed by many.

Dina Hair Sep 28 2021 9:36 PM