Bernard Gene Riddle, 80, of Walker, formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away April 10, 2014, at Worthington Manor.
He was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Grantsville, a son of the late Willie Paul and Hazel Wilmoth Riddle.
Bernard attended Calhoun County Schools and served in the United States Army from 1955-1964.
In Laurel, Bernard owned and operated the Riddle Excavating Co.
He was an avid equestrian since childhood and was a licensed trainer for thoroughbred race horses. He loved the outdoors and in earlier years, he liked to fish.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barbara Misenhiemer Riddle of Walker; his daughter, Pamela Jean Riddle (Samuel "Sam" Meyers) of Vienna; five sisters, Louise Riddle Breeden (Tom) of Boyds, Md., Lois Riddle Johnson of Walker, Catherine Riddle Hupp of Elizabeth, Pansy Riddle Civitello (Clarence) of Parkersburg and Janet Riddle Johnson (Steve) of Rockport; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Paul Riddle and a sister, Hope Batson.
There will be no funeral service. However, there will be visitation with viewing from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg.
Cremation will follow and his ashes will be interred at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Calhoun County at the convenience of the family.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting kimesfh.com