of Clinton, AR
December 6, 1944 - November 17, 2023
Edd Ridings, 78, of Clinton went to be with Jesus on Friday, November 17, 2023 in Clinton, Arkansas. He was born on December 6, 1944 in North Little Rock to the late Earl and Mary Ridings. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Norman Holcomb, Willie Holcomb, Kenneth Holcomb and son-in-law, Joseph Matthew Cartner.Edd was enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged. What he enjoyed most was being surrounded by the beautiful outdoors. The most precious thing to him was his family. Edd married Verl Dean Page of Crabtree, Arkansas on July 25, 1967. They met in North Little Rock at Dee's duplex. She needed her water turned on and knocked on her neighbor's door. Carolyn said her brother (Edd) could turn it on, since he was outside. Dee came up to him while he was laying down turning the water on and Dee asked, ''You got that water turned on yet?'' Edd said, ''How can I with all these legs around me?'' Then their love story began. He was truly a one-of-a-kind man. To know Edd was to love him. Everyone knew when Edd walked into a room. He always knew how to make everyone laugh and feel loved. Trying to sum up Edd in a few words is nearly impossible. He loved the Lord and talked about Him any chance he got. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, creative crafts, wood working and watching football. He was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church. Edd is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dee Ridings; three children, Terrell (Barbara) Feist, Kelly (Gayla) Feist and Aalesha Cartner; siblings, David (Carla) Ridings, Carolyn (Randy) Housley, JoAnn Holcomb, Jane Holcomb; six grandchildren, Callie (Allan) Brazzell, Chris (Kathy) Mapes, Anna (Mike) Garcia, Royce Daugherty, Holli Daughterty, Mattie (Dylan) Hayford; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; along with many other family and friends. Edd would have ended this with an old fashioned ''YUP''!A visitation will be on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Clinton, Arkansas with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Crabtree Cemetery. Pallbearers are George Allen Holcomb, George Allen Holcomb, Jr., Lewis Puckett, Shane Daugherty, Brad Freeman and Wesley Potts.In lieu of flowers, if you would like to help with funeral expenses, please go to Fund A Family or call Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas (501)745-2151.To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuneralhome.com/clinton
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You will be deeply missed Mr Ed. You married me and Shawn our SR year. I love you Aaelisha
A family man, father, husband, Christian, caring, funny, and loving man to mention a few things. He was a friend to me and the head of a family in responsibility and affection. I respected Edd but otherwise we couldn't have been any much more different. It was funny but we got along (even if I was ex-Navy and an officer). I loved to see him light up talking about "his girls" and his fishing and hunting when I would drop by with biscuits and gravy or goodies. He showed off his knife collection too - which at first I wasn't sure how to take. LOL! I hated to see him suffering through a series of illnesses and health issues over the last few years. I think it must have been really hard for Edd as a figure of strength for his family and outdoor living. God works in his own way and Edd understood that. He told me a story of meeting an angel once and was confused and angry before he finally figured out after his visitor had disappeared what had actually happened. He changed forever in his own words. He wanted to share it with me and did. He was a true believer - not a perfect man but a blessed one.
Praying for your family. Edd was always making jokes and keeping everyone laughing. Enjoyed being at his place when visiting with Stephanie and Royce.
So sorry that we all lost a good friend ! Prayers for your family . And may the Lord be with you in this very trying time !
Dee, so sorry for your loss. God will take care of u. Love. ????
Dear Alesha and family , in the name of the Gawenis we are so sorry for your loss we will continue pray for your family. Love you all.
Love you all so much praying for you in this time of loss of a very sweet and loving man Edd was a great man and a good friend
Dee, Aalesha, Mattie and family,We are so sorry for your loss. Edd was definitely one of those people that will always be remembered and loved. He always had a smile for everyone and everything and always spoke to you anytime he saw you, even if he had to "run you down" to say hi. He always called Marsha his favorite Martian (and sometimes Marshmellow). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. We just pray that God will give you the peace and understanding that you need right now. We know that Edd will be missed by all that knew him. We love y'all so much.
Prayers are with you all! Mr Edd made a huge impact on my school life! He always had a smile and a great attitude!! You will be missed!
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Edd. He was a good man. My prayers are with you all in your loss. God Bless You All.
Prayers for your family! Unbelievable that he is gone.He will be missed by so many people.Loved to see him when he'd come to library and going to church with him.Just know we are here if y'all need anything.
Praying for family
So sorry to hear of Edd's passing, I am praying for the family and asking God to send y'all the peace and comfort that only God can give.
I will always remember "yup" lol and I had the privilege to graduate with his daughter Aalesha Partner Ridings. You were a great man and very loved by many.
It was a joy to know Mr. Edd. In elementary school I will never forget him always telling stories, making everyone laugh, and always lending a helping hand. He was a light to everyone around him!
We will all meet again in our heavenly home. Edd is such a great guy. Dee and Edd are just the best. I love you both so very much.
So sorry to hear about your dad sending prayers
Im sorry to hear of Edds passing my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Dee and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Ed was a special man to us! He was always so cheerful at church which made us know how glad we needed to be that we are Christians! He was what a Christian should be! Love you all!