Ridge, Jessie Hoyt (Whitwell)

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Jessie Hoyt Ridge, 80, of Whitwell, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Hugh and Edna Griffith Ridge; brothers, Gene Ridge, Bobby Ridge and Jerry Ridge; and nephew, Michael Ridge. 

Mr. Ridge retired from CSX Railroad after 41 years of service.  He was a member of First Baptist Church Whitwell. 

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 60 years, Sonya Smith Ridge; children, Tony Ridge, of Dalton and Chris (Shebbie) Ridge, of Whitwell; three grandchildren, Taylor (Brittany) Ridge, Logan Ridge and Alex Ridge; sister, Nancy (Terry) Rigsby, of Whitwell; brothers, Ray ,of Chattanooga, Lamar Ridge and Roger (Maxine) Ridge, of Whitwell; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. 

Family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Sept. 2. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CDT on Monday, Sept. 3 in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Jerry Massey officiating. Interment at Sardis Cemetery, Whitwell. 

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Whitwell, 1970 N. Main Street, Whitwell, TN 37397. 

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