The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 12, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013


Philip Todd Ridenour

HICO — Philip Todd Ridenour, 43, of Hico, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in Charleston, W.Va.

Todd was born March 6, 1969, in Montgomery. Welcoming Todd to his heavenly home are brother Gary Alan Massey and grandparents HV Peck and Mary Ridenour and John Cooper.

You know you are in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dreams became reality when Todd met the love of his life Tammy Isaacs Ridenour. They married in October 2010. Todd and Tammy shared a love that comes once in a lifetime.

My son, never forget that I love you. Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn from everything you can. Be the man I know that you can be. Todd was adored by his loving parents Gary and Becky Cooper Massey of Kimberly and Philip and Dorrie Ridenour of Cape Coral, Florida.

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Todd was a wonderful and loving father to daughter Jessica Ridenour of Beckley and granddaughter Karsyn Bird, and son Ryan Isaacs of Hico.

“Sometimes having a brother is even better than having a super hero.” Todd was a superhero in the eyes of his loving sister, Staci and husband Greg Boggs of Victor, brother Shane Ridenour and his wife Lesley of Winfield, brother Dale Massey and his wife Brandy of Trussville, Alabama.

Todd was the most fun and awesome “Uncle Todd” to Cameron, Griffin, Victoria Boggs. Nicolas and Nathanael Ridenour, Hannah and Ally Massey, Logan and Connor Massey, Christian and Patience Isaacs, Cyrus, Brody, Ryleigh and Kyleigh Jackson. Savannah and Michael Keeney.

Others left to cherish his memory are his grandmother Erma Grose of Smithers, mother and father-in-law Pat and Barbara Isaacs of Hico, and sisters-in-law Tara Isaacs Jackson, Staci Kenney and Stephanie Isaacs of Hico. Many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Todd was a 1987 graduate of Valley High School in Smithers, where he played football. He was an avid outdoorsman, and he loved to hunt and fish with his brothers, nephews and friends. He enjoyed taking long rides on a Harley on a sunny day. He was a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan, and a Ford-Roush racing fan. He was a licensed master electrician employed by Raleigh Mine Supply.

A celebration of Todd’s life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Sunday Road Baptist Church in Hico, with Pastor Alan Donaldson officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church.

What we once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we love deeply becomes a part of us forever.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

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