He was the widower of Mary Louvenia &dquo;Vennie&dquo; Ridings.
Ridings was a native of Greenville County and a son of the late James P. and Lucy Edwards Ridings. He was a retired employee of Taylor-Colquitt after 34 years of service. He attended Alverson Grove Baptist Church.
He is survived by: sons James Ridings of Landrum and William Ridings of Chesnee, S.C.; daughters Mary Fowler, Lula Mae Griffin, and Tonya Ridings of Chesnee, Polly Blackwell and Jean Pruitt of Campobello. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at Eggers Funeral Chapel of Boiling Springs. Rev. Frank Bryant will officiate. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice House, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.
Eggers Funeral Home of Boiling Springs, S.C. is in charge of arrangements.