Walton Odum Ridgdill
Augusta, GA – Walton Odum Ridgdill, 91, husband of the late Annie Liza Causey Ridgdill, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 14, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at Silvercrest Baptist Church this Friday, February 17, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. John Kilpatrick and Rev. H.G. Ridgdill officiating. Mr. Ridgdill will lie in state at the church from 1:00 until the hour of the service. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Ridgdill, a native of Lyons, GA, was the son of the late Henry Morgan and Lily Mae Meeks Ridgdill. He was a retired mechanic and commercial fisherman, an avid gardener, and he loved music. He helped build the current Silvercrest Baptist Church where he was a member, an orginal trustee and Sunday School teacher.
He was a proud World War II Veteran, having been a part of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, in 1944.
Mr. Ridgdill was preceded in death by his son, Henry Ridgdill; and his great granddaughter, Maria Lynn Evans.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Garry Richardson, Patsy and Howard Johnson, and Ruth and Roger Tomlin; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob Beltempo, Elmer and Cathy Ridgdill, Billy and Jan Ridgdill, Gaynor and Terri Ridgdill; brother, Dr. J. R. Ridgdill; grandchildren, Angie Scott (Jeff), Dr. Penny Ridgdill, Heather Ridgdill, Toni Evans (Evan), Roger Tomlin, Jr., and Amber Ridgdill; great grandchildren, Shelby Scott, Annie Evans and Forest Walton Evans; and numerous other loved relatives.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Silvercrest Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends, Thursday, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.