Leo C. Riddle of Springfield, MO passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the age of 88. He was born in Lamar, MO on April 15, 1931 to parents Bryant and Gladys Riddle. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1948, moving to Springfield in 1954. He worked for numerous wholesale food companies before retirement. Following his retirement he worked for Ryder truck rental and 166 Auto Auction. He enjoyed watching NASCAR Stock Car racing and St. Louis and Springfield Cardinals baseball games.
He was preceded in death by parents Bryant and Gladys, his brothers Donald and Dean, his wife Don Etta, and stepdaughter Tina Gentry. He is survived by his son Mark and wife Kerri, daughter Brenda Mills, stepdaughter Wendy White and husband Michael; grandchildren Marlana Wilson and husband Justin, Brandon and wife Ashley, Chris Mills and wife Brittany, Chad Mills, Tiffiany Gann, Tauna Mueller and husband Isaac, Aspen Deperalta, Christian Deperalta; great-grandchildren Eastin Wilson, Caisen Riddle, Maddison Gann, Alexander Mueller, Mason Gann, Skyla Mueller, and Raven Mueller.
The family wants to give a special thank you to Integrity Home Care and Hospice and Brookhaven Nursing and Rehab for the loving care. We also to send our gratitude to Brian Helton and his extended family at Sunset Estates.
Mr. Riddle requested no formal service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Meals-On-Wheels, Southwest Center for Independent Living (SCIL), American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Stroke Association, Mid-America Transplant, or a charity of your choice.
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