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Charles Edward "Eddie" Ridgeway Jr.

1955 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Charles Edward "Eddie" Ridgeway Jr.


On Sunday, March 17, 2013, the City of Spartanburg lost one of its "guardian angels" when Charles Edward "Eddie" Ridgeway Jr., who at the age of 57 lost his courageous battle with lung cancer. Born July 27, 1955, he was the son of Charles Edward Ridgeway, Sr. of Spartanburg, SC, and the late Norma Jean Rogers Newman.

He was the grandson of the late Wayne (Evelyn) Ridgeway and W.A. (Marie) Rogers. In addition to his father, he is survived by his most loving, caring, and beautiful wife and best friend, Carol Cox Ridgeway; his very special daughter, Christina; and a much cherished grandson, Caden who always made him feel good regardless of how bad he felt. Also surviving is his very dear sister, Dena (Don) Bailey of Fairforest, SC; brothers, Thomas Newman (Paty) of Spartanburg, SC, and Shade Newman (Gina) of Lihue, HI; stepchildren, Kimberly Burnett of Moore, SC, Ashley Underwood of Greer, SC, LCpl. Allen Underwood, USMC (Susan) of San Diego, CA, Courtney Underwood of Simpsonville, SC, Kaitlyn Suttle of Spartanburg, SC, and Danny Earl Bostic Jr. of Wake Forrest, NC; step-grandchildren, Isaac and Elias Bostic; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was a retired Lieutenant with the Spartanburg Public Safety Department with 30 years service. Until the time of his death, he was the Captain of the Greenville Technical College Police Department.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Evangel Cathedral, 500 Evangel Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

At Eddie's request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to cancer institutions or children's organization on his behalf.

An online guest register is available at

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel

Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 20, 2013
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