George Archibald Riddle, Jr. went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2013 at the age of 91. He was born August 17, 1921 to George Archibald Riddle, Sr. and Priscilla Shirley Riddle in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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He attended the University of Oklahoma where he met his future bride and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. His studies at the University were interrupted by WWII. George joined the U.S. Navy to serve his country. During the war, he married his bride, Constance Christine Stippich. After his duty ended, George and Constance moved back to Tulsa where he completed his studies at the University of Tulsa and graduated with a degree in Physics Engineering. After graduation, George worked for Halliburton as a field engineer and tools designer. During his years with Halliburton, he was sent from South of the Equator to North of the Arctic Circle, where he tested and adjusted the specs on tools he designed. After living in Trinidad for three years and Venezuela for eighteen months, George and his family were sent back to Houston, Texas where he retired from Halliburton after thirty eight years of service. George was active in many civic organizations. He was District Commander of the United States Power Squadron, Commander of the Auxillary Coast Guard of Houston, Admiral in the Texas Navy and served six years on the Advisory Board of Nuclear Radiation Safety for the State of Texas. George also served as President of his Homeowner's Association, was Assistant Scout Master and President of the Meyerland Club. In addition, he was Superintendent of the Bible Study Group and served on the Vestry at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. He was in charge of Sunday school classes and was on the Vestry at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
George is survived by his wife, Constance C. Riddle, his children, George A. Riddle, III and wife Pat, Michael C. Riddle and wife Debbie, Penelope D. Riddle-Mosadegh and husband Max and David P. Riddle and wife Beth as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Eagle's Trace, 14703 Eagle Vista Drive, Houston, Texas 77077.
Published in Houston Chronicle on July 7, 2013