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Nathaniel James Riddick, III

Memorial for Nathaniel James Riddick, III

Born in Norfolk, Virginia on Feb. 21, 1942
Departed on Feb. 2, 2014 and resided in Pflugerville, TX.
Service: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
10:00 am
Cemetery: Central Texas State Vetrans Cemetery
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Nathaniel James Riddick, III was born to Nathaniel James Riddick, Jr. and Martha E. Minns Riddick Jones on February 21, 1942, in Norfolk, Virginia. Riddick attended Blessed Sacrament School (grades 1-8) and New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York. Following high school graduation, he joined and proudly served in the United States Air Force. On December 12, 1964, Riddick was united in holy matrimony to Rosie Dilworth at Bergstrom A.F.B, Texas.

After 20 years of service, Riddick retired from the Air Force, where he served the last twelve years as a Loadmaster which afforded him the opportunity to experience and explore six continents and various cultures. He maintained his passion for the uniform by joining the New Jersey Department of Corrections where he faithfully worked as a corrections officer for 20 years. Two of Riddick's fondest career memories were teaching catechism classes to Vietnamese children during his Vietnam tour, and serving as a hostage negotiator for the entire New Jersey prison system.

Riddick and his wife relocated to Austin, Texas in July of 2003, to enjoy retirement. During retirement, Riddick delighted in golfing, extended family activities, and hugging his beloved wife. He often shared that the last 10 years were golden years, surrounded by love, spirit-stirring worship, and remarkable memories.

Riddick was a consummate husband, father, giver, nurturer, and lover. He will always be remembered for his compassion and good will to all whom he befriended.

Those who mourn at his transition to God are his devoted wife for 49 years, Rosie; three children, Sean C. Riddick, Houston, Texas; Katina N. Riddick, Beverly, New Jersey; Courtney L. Gaston (Jermaine), Camden, New Jersey; and six grandchildren, Keyon Franklin, Nikia Gaston, Keira Gaston, Kori Gaston, Kyah Gaston and Shane Riddick; his mother, Martha Jones, New Rochelle, New York; his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, and nephews.

Services entrusted to A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

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