Billy “Pops” Riddle

July 20, 1963 ‒ June 25, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Billy “Pops” Riddle, 57, of Galion passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021 after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born July 20, 1963 in Galion and was the son of Charles D. and Shirley (Miller) Riddle who survive in Galion.

Billy graduated from Galion High School in 1982 and worked as a mechanic for the former Angelini Pontiac in Galion and Sharpnack in Willard. He enjoyed fishing, camping, swimming and in his later years, teaching numerous young people how to work on their cars.

In addition to his parents, Billy is survived by his wife, Holly (Davis) Riddle of Galion; seven children, Billy Joe Riddle, II, Tiffany (Seth) Reed of Marion, Jacob Riddle, Josephine (Dominic) Adams, Nasya S. Riddle, Eden A. Riddle and Mason D. Riddle all of Galion; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, James D. (Donna) Riddle of Galion; former wife, Susan (Williams) Riddle of Marion; close friend, Mellissa Tesso of Crestline and his dog, Smokie.

He was preceded in death by a son, Christian Jade Riddle and a grandson, Cadden Riddle.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 6 at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Mahon officiating.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Billy Riddle, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • I knew Billy from school although we were a year apart. Billy always seemed to be smiling and in a good humor. I always enjoyed talking with him about various topics. My condolences to his family. So sorry to see him leave us.

  • Holly and Eden, I am so sorry to hear about Bill. My heart and my prayers go out to you both and the rest of the family. I only met him a couple of times, however, he was so friendly and kind that I enjoyed our talks. May God comfort and keep you all in His loving care.

  • I knew Billy since the sixth grade and we grew up next door to each other. Billy was a one of a kind guy. I loved his smiles and the way he loved to make people laugh, it was always a good time spending time with Billy. BILLY WILL BE MISSED. I send my prayers to his children, which he loved very much! To his parents, Charlie, Shirley and Jim, also prayers and my deepest sympathy. God bless you all.

  • So sorry to hear about his death. He was always so friendly when we would see him. God be with all of the family.

  • Thoughts and Prayers go out to Bill’s family at this time. Sorry for your loss.

  • I am so sorry for the loss of “Billy” Riddle, His great sense of humor, his loving spirit, his gift of giving in numerous ways, always willing to help if needed. He will forever remain in our hearts. To his family, friends, we are sorry for your loss, God Bless , “Billy” a wonderful person, with his beautiful smile~~