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 Samuel Carson Riddle, III

Samuel Carson Riddle, III

Pinehurst, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Death 19 Jul 2015 (aged 62)
Carthage, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Carthage, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 149683658 · View Source
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Samuel Carson "Sammy" Riddle, III, age 62, died Sunday at his residence.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Carthage with the Rev. Curtis Barbery and the Rev. Raymond Campbell officiating and Eulogy by his good friend, David Taylor.

Burial will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

A native of Moore County he was the son of the late Samuel Carson Riddle, Jr. and Jonsie Caddell Riddle.

A graduate of Union Pines High School he attended Sandhills Community College and NC State University.

Sammy was a life long member of Carthage First Baptist Church where he served as chairman of Deacons and many other committees within the church. Sammy enjoyed singing in the church choir and in his later days found comfort in singing old gospel hymns.

He gave back to his community by serving on various committees but most notably as a past member of the ABC Board for over ten years and as a founding and active member of the Carthage Century Committee.

His passion was his family and farming and was known by many as Mr. John Deere.

He and his father, the late Sam Riddle, Jr. owned and operated Riddle Equipment Company for over 50 years. He was the first Gehl Equipment Distributors in our area.

Sammy was proud that his children were active in the family business and will carry on his legacy. He enjoyed collecting Ford Talladega's, Mercury Cyclone's and old John Deere tractors. His special time was spent having tea parties with his grand-daughters.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 39 years, Leona Thomas Riddle; a daughter, Victoria Riddle & Shayne Tiffany of Carthage and a son, Samuel Carson Riddle, IV & wife, Tiffany of Carthage; five granddaughters, Rylee Riddle, Reese Riddle, Addison Tiffany, Lilly Tiffany and Mallory Tiffany.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Carthage, PO Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327

Online condolences may be made at

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Riddle family.

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  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Carson Riddle, III (12 Jun 1953–19 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149683658, citing Cross Hill Cemetery, Carthage, Moore County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Amy Caddell (contributor 46939056) .