2016-03-08 / Obituaries

Richard K. Ridgway, 67


Richard K. Ridgway Richard K. Ridgway Richard K. Ridgway, age 67 of Putnam County died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, February 13th, 2016. He was born in Putnam County and was the son of the late Walter and Feba Ridgway. He graduated from Greencastle High School in 1967. Richard was in the Army Military Police during the Vietnam Conflict where he fought with distinction, and ending his military career at Fort Hood Texas as a Provost Marshal.

Then marrying Elizabeth Kirkman in 1971. Graduating from Commercial Trade Institute in 1973, going on to own and operate Ridgway Enterprise Refrigeration & Heating & Cooling for over 35 years while farming the family farm in Cloverdale. Widowed in 1980, and remarrying Harolyn Brothers in 1987.

He leaves behind 4 children, Tracy Reed and husband Jason, Vernon Ridgway and wife Christa, Ericka Pfeifer and husband David, and one step-son Chris Ward and wife Betty. Three siblings, Wanda and Marty Graham, Clifton and Debbie Ridgway, and Harold and Tanya Ridgway and five brother-in-laws Glen, Harold and Vern Kirkman and Larry and Jeff Brothers. Eight grandchildren, Byron and Elizabeth Stanley, Michael Pfeifer and Chase Hodge, Gavin, Lakin, and Emma Ridgway, and Brook Ward.

He is preceded in death by Walter and Feba Ridgway, his wife Elizabeth, and sister Linda Ballou.

Funeral Services were held Friday, February 19th, 2016 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Burial was at Cloverdale Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.

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