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Cody Daniel Riddle, 14, 1101 Johnson Loop, Lot #13, Erwin, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, due to a drowning accident on Boone Lake.
He was an eighth grade student at Unicoi County Middle School. Cody loved life and spending time with his family and many friends. He loved riding his bike and playing his PlayStation 3 and especially battling his dad at football on his PlayStation.
Cody was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lawrence Riddle and his aunt, Patricia Kosier.
Survivors include his dad: Ronnie Riddle and special friend, Melinda Clark, Erwin; his mom: Christie Collins Riddle, Flag Pond; brother: Christopher Austin Riddle, of the home; paternal grandmother: MaeBell Elliott Riddle; maternal grandparents: Harvey and Patricia Collins, all of Erwin; aunts and uncles: Larry David Riddle and wife, Connie, Erwin, Lee Groff and husband, Gary, Stutlgard, Germany, and Kenny Collins, Erwin; several cousins, including special cousins: Tammy Riddle Knop, Erwin, Amie Riddle Harrison, Johnson City, and Skylar Buchanan; and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, in the chapel of Robert Ledford Funeral Home with the Rev. David Crutchfield officiating.
The committal service was at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19, in McInturff Cemetery, Rock Creek Community.
Active pallbearers were Marty Woodward, Phillip Effler, Marc Knop, Brandon Campbell, Larry Tinker, and Skylar Buchanan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home was in charge.-