|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1963|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 2011|
son of Charles and Frances Riddlesperger
husband of Betty
father of Hunter and Morgan
sister of Joyce Griffis, Johnny and Danny Riddlesperger
Officer Riddlesperger, 48, died Monday after suffering a heart attack and crashed his patrol car into the gym he was headed to for his daily workout.
Officer Riddlesperge was pronounced dead at 6:58 a.m. at UAB Hospital, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.
The accident happened in Gardendale at SWATS gym on Decatur Highway. Christopher Key, vice president of SWATS, said Riddlesperger came to work out at the gym most mornings at 6 a.m. About that time, Key heard a loud crash and his building shook. "I thought there was an earthquake," he said. Key found Riddlesperger inside his car, unconscious, with his foot still on the accelerator. Key said he and other workers were unable to pull him from the car. Police and paramedics arrived and rushed Riddlesperger to UAB. His wife was rushed to the hospital by Fultondale officers.
DAVID WAYNE RIDDLESPERGER
David was born January 26, 1963 and passed away on Monday, October 31, 2011. He was the President of the Morris City Planning Commission, a Deacon at Enon Baptist Church and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
He was a former veteran Birmingham police officer, where he was a sharpshooter for the department's Tactical Unit.
He retired from Birmingham in 2006 with 20 years of service, and was currently with the Fultondale Police Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents:Charles and Frances Riddlesperger and his brother-in-law, David Griffis. David is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Betty and 2 sons, Hunter and Morgan: 1 sister Joyce Griffis; 2 brothers Johnny (Teresa) and Danny Riddlesperger
and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Visition will be held at Enon Baptist Church on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the church on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm, with internment in Oakwood Memorial Gardens.
GIVE BACK NIGHT planned in his honor
Chili's in Fultondale will host a Give Back Night in the officer's honor on Tuesday, November 8th from 5-11 pm. All profits between those hours will be given to Riddlesperger's family. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Betty and teen sons Hunter and Morgan.
taken from info in The Birmingham News
Oakwood Memorial Gardens
Created by: Kay Hutto Hull
Record added: Nov 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79801057
Reat in Peace, Never will you be forgotten|
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Rest in Peace David, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.|
Kay Hutto Hull
Added: Nov. 3, 2011