Cody Daniel Riddle, age 14, 1101 Johnson Loop, Lot #13, Erwin, passed away suddenly Saturday, August 13, 2011, due to a drowning accident on Boone Lake.
He was an eight grade student at Unicoi County Middle School. Cody loved life and spending time with his family and many friends. He loved riding his bike and playing his PlayStation 3 and especially battling his dad at football on his PlayStation.
Cody was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lawrence Riddle and his aunt, Patricia Kosier.
He is survived by his dad, Ronnie Riddle and special friend Melinda Clark, Erwin; his mom, Christie Collins Riddle, Flag Pond; brother, Christopher Austin Riddle, of the home; paternal grandmother, MaeBell Elliott Riddle; maternal grandparents, Harvey and Patricia Collins, all of Erwin; aunts and uncles, Larry David Riddle and wife Connie, Erwin, Lee Groff and husband Gary, Stutlgard, Germany, and Kenny Collins, Erwin; several cousins including special cousins, Tammy Riddle Knop, Erwin, Amie Riddle Harrison, Johnson City, and Skylar Buchanan; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P. M. Thursday, August 18, 2011 in the chapel of Robert Ledford Funeral Home with Pastor David Crutchfield officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P. M. until service time at the funeral home.
The committal service will be at 4:00 P. M., Friday, August 19, 2011 in McInturff Cemetery, Rock Creek Community. Those attending the committal service should meet at the funeral home by 3:30 P. M. Friday, to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Marty Woodward, Phillip Effler, Marc Knop, Brandon Campbell, Larry Tinker, and Skylar Buchanan.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Riddle family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of the arrangements. (423) 743-1380.