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Harold Gene Riddle / November 15, 2021

Harold Gene Riddle of Halifax died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Commonwealth Assisted Living in South Boston. He was born in Pittsylvania County on Dec. 11, 1928 and was 92 years old. He was the son of the late Dewey Riddle and the late Mary Pearson Riddle and was married to the late Charlotte Kendrick Riddle.

He was an active member of Dan River Baptist Church, the Halifax County Beekeepers Association, and was a retired agent with the Virginia Department of ABC. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of the Halifax Sportsman’s Club and Quail Unlimited. After his retirement, he was with the Virginia Department of ABC Speakers Bureau. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his daughter, Connie R. Slagle and husband Barry of Halifax; two grandsons, Joseph “Joey” Slagle and wife Dani of Cornelius, N.C., and Bryan Slagle and special friend Brittany Ennis of Raleigh, N.C.; one great granddaughter, Talley Gene Slagle of Cornelius, N.C.; one sister, Claudia R. Breland of Virginia Beach; and one brother, Phillip Riddle of Rustburg.

He was preceded in death by siblings Betty Jane Hammock and Dallas Riddle.

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at Dan River Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Tony Brooks and Rev. Steve Hayes conducting the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. Prior to the service, the family will be at the home of Connie and Barry Slagle.

For memorials, please consider Dan River Baptist Church, 1228 Dan River Church Road, Halifax, VA 24558 or Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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