SHELBY - Mr. Paul Thomas Ridings, 74, of Shelby, passed away at his home on Dec. 21, 2012.
A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Garland Roosevelt Ridings and Lily Camp Ridings. He was also preceded in death by his wife, LaFern Elizabeth Carpenter Ridings; one brother and one sister. ]
He had worked as a set up technician and later retired from Kemet.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, reading his Bible, fishing, deer hunting, bowling, coloring, and grilling out and eating steaks.
He is survived by three daughters, Alita Drewery and husband, Dean, of Lattimore, Paula Parker and husband, Sam, of Boiling Springs, and Kandi Bridges and husband, Keith, of Mooresboro; grandchildren, Cheryl Bailey, Nichole Murray, Stefin Bridges, Emily Parker, Tiffany Lockridge, Zachary Parker, and Kimberly Bridges; and great-grandchildren, Melia and Catelyn Bailey, and Alyssa and Dylan Murray; four brothers, Jack Ridings, Garland Ridings, Forrest Ridings, Billy Ridings; and two sisters, Grace Russ and Joyce Teseniar.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at Calvary Baptist Church, Sunday, from 2 until 3 p.m.
Funeral: The funeral will follow at Calvary Baptist Church at 3 p.m.
Officiating: Rev. Tony Sisk
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Family Headquarters: 202 Silver Creek Lane, Shelby
Funeral home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory
Online condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com