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Palatka, FL 32177
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Thurman Leroy 

July 26, 1925 – November 2, 2018

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Thurman Riddick
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Obituary for Thurman Leroy Riddick

Thurman L. Riddick, 93, of Palatka, passed from this life on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Plymouth, North Carolina to Ellis L. Riddick and Neva Davenport Riddick, Thurman returned to Putnam County in 1968, moving here from Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Georgia. A veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Thurman retired from U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class following 20 years of honorable service. Following his time in the Army, he worked at Putnam Memorial Hospital and then in the Safety Division at Georgia Pacific for 15 years. Thurman was a member of Francis Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a very dedicated husband and father and in his leisure time enjoyed fishing and working in his yard.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd, and sisters, Rachel, Martha and Kathleen.
Thurman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alice Riddick of Palatka, 3 sons, Michael Riddick (Sheila) of Palatka, Kenneth Riddick of Palatka and Keith Riddick (Judy) of Tallahassee, a brother, Linwood Riddick (Beverly) of Columbus, GA, a sister, Mary Lamb of Hamilton, AL, 7 grandchildren, Christopher Riddick (Jessica), Todd Riddick (Heather), Jennifer Hickman (Aaron), Lindsey Kral (Bill), Robert Ridenour (Meghan), Briane Lakadawala and Brian Riddick (Katherine), 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Bill Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens with full military honors bestowed by the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-7 P.M. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Thurman’s Book of Memories Page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

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When Monday, November 5th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Johnson-Overturf Chapel
307 S. Palm Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177

Service Information

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 1:00pm
Brother Bill Williams
Johnson-Overturf Chapel
307 S. Palm Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177

Interment Information

Palatka Memorial Gardens
4070 Silver Lake Drive
Palatka, FL 32177