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Troy William Riddle

Swannanoa - Troy William Riddle, 91, of Swannanoa, died on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the Charles George VA Medical Center.

A native of Madison Co., Mr. Riddle was a son of the late Ellard and Roxie Walker Riddle. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Pearl R. Morgan, and brother, Robert Riddle.

Mr. Riddle enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 21 and served in World War II, fighting in Normandy. When he returned home, he worked at the VA Hospital after 31 years, and then at Ingles Warehouse for close to 20 years.

Mr. Riddle loved the outdoors, specifically fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. He had also been a CB radio enthusiast. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for many years, and had served as an usher. He was also recognized for his perfect attendance for 15 straight years.

Mr. Riddle is survived by his wife Gladys Jones Riddle; daughters, Janice Husebo and husband Janney, and Sharon Helton and husband Dale; brothers, Earl Riddle, Elmer Riddle, and Howard Riddle; grandson, Rodney Ward and wife Becky, and their children, Jason and Jacob; and his faithful dog, Casey.

A funeral service for Mr. Riddle will be on at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr. officiating. Interment will take place the following day at 3:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

His family will receive friends following the service on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

The online register is available at


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Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 12, 2014
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