SHELBY - Jack Andrew Ridings, Sr., 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Born in Rutherford County on June 13, 1931, he was the son of the late Garland Roosevelt and Lilly Cansadie Camp Ridings.
Jack served in the Army's 1st Calvary during the Korean War
as a medic. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He worked as a fixer in textiles until his retirement. He loved to hunt with his boys and play golf.
In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by a son, Jack Andrew Ridings, Jr.; a brother; a sister; and a great-grandson.
Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, JoAnn Byers Ridings; five sons, Alan Ridings and wife Patti of Shelby, Gene Ridings and wife Teressa of Polkville, Jody Ridings and wife Diedra of Shelby, David Ridings and wife Lisa of Shelby, and Michael Ridings and wife Liane of High Point; two sisters; three brothers; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Celebration of life service: 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, with Military Honors
Officiated by: The Rev. Forrest Ridings
Funeral home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Online guest registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com