Richard Viron Riddle, 75, of Allen, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on April 23rd, 2017, a victim of cancer. Throughout his life, “Dick” was a loving son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, uncle, grandfather and neighbor, and a true friend to many. Preceded in death by his wife Karen, brother Bill, and parents William and Grace, Dick is now survived by his son Russ, daughter-in-law Mea, grandchildren Evan and Emily, his niece and nephew Leslie and Scott, and countless friends and colleagues. While Dick had experience in a wide range of vocations, he spent most of his working years as a private investigator. He was highly skilled at following a trail of leads, be it headed for rural Texas, scenic Switzerland, or somewhere in between. In the last several years of his life, Dick acquired both a love of, and a talent for, writing poetry, and enjoyed sharing his writing with others. Above all else, however, he was a committed and doting grandparent, and enjoyed bringing anyone and everyone up to date about what/how each grandchild was doing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held on May 20th, 11:00am, at the First Baptist Church of Allen,
Building E, rooms 102/104, located on the southeast corner of the property. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the SPCA, The Film Foundation, or The American Cancer Society.


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