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April 16, 2014

Randy “R. J.” Ridley

1957 - 2014

Funeral services for Randy “R. J.“ Ridley, 56, of Webbers Falls, OK, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Buckhorn Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Wendell Cox officiating. Burial will be in McLain Cemetery under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls.

R. J. was born April 26, 1957 in Tulsa, OK, the son of Vernon and Elsa Jean (Martin) Ridley and died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home in Webbers Falls. He moved with his family to McLain, OK in his elementary years, attending Warner Schools and graduating with the class of 1975. After graduation, he went to work for Missouri Pacific Railroad as a mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going camping. He never met a stranger, enjoyed and loved animals, especially horses and dogs, and slinging junk; but he especially loved spending time with his grandbabies.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy, of the home; children, Randall Lee Ridley and Benjamin Ray Ridley both of Muskogee, Ashley Marie Ridley of Martin, Dillon Wade Griffin of Muskogee, Lindsey Lane of the home, Shane Cody Griffin of CA; parents, Vernon and Elsa Jean (Martin) Ridley of Muskogee; brothers, Mark Ridley of Oktaha, Bruce Ridley and Nancy of Oklahoma City; sisters, Janice Barnett and Benny of Haskell and Susan Martin of Muskogee; five grandchildren; mother-in-law, Judy DeTinne of Muskogee; father-in-law, Frankie Daniels of Elm Grove; sisters-in-law, Teresa and Rusty Young of Muskogee, Samantha and Ted Bonell of Texas; two brothers in-law, David and Shelia Daniels and Jason Ormand; four nieces, five nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.

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