James Arthur "PaPa" Ridenour
April 3, 1936  -  August 4, 2018

James Arthur "PaPa" Ridenour

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Emken-Linton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Exp
Texas CIty, TX  77591
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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I served in the Air Force.

James Arthur “PaPa” Ridenour, 82, of Texas City, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Mainland Center Hospital. A Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

James was born on April 3, 1936 in Buffalo, Texas. He was a survivor of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. He graduated from Texas City High School in 1955. James served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years and in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years in the 308 Bomb Wing Squadron. He retired from Monsanto / Sterling Chemical after 32 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Ola Mae (Connell) Ridenour; his brother, Edward Ridenour and sister, Linda Park.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carol J. Ridenour; daughter, Andrea Ridenour; son, Troy Ridenour and wife Tammy; grandchildren, Troy Ridenour, Ariel Prall and fiancé, Victor Holland and Ty Ridenour; brother, Larry Ridenour and wife Frances; sisters-in-laws, Betty Collins, Maxine Hughes and Dickie; other family survivors, Mary Peek, Nell and Roman Lopez and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


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  1. Tammy James Canatella
    Wellborn, TX

    Prayers going up for your sweet family. Mr. Ridenour was a very kind and hard working Godly man. I always loved being in their home when Andrea invited me when she and I were little girls.

  2. Mary Newman McKinney
    League City, TX

    Sending love and prayers to the family. He was such a kind, fun person.

  3. Dana, Heath (Mosley), JJ & Ryan Park
    Texas City, TX

    Sorry for your loss! He was a very nice man and will definitely be missed!

  4. Al bourgeois
    Texas city, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family .God bless

  5. Mike Zuber
    League City, TX

    Troy, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  6. Eve Mora
    League City, TX

    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Ridenour's passing. I have know Carol & he for years now, from working at UTMB. I'm going to miss seeing them in the clinic together. They have become family to me & have been there for me during a hard time in mine & my kids lives. You don't meet many people that touch your life in ways that mean so much. We now have 1 more angle in heaven watching over us!! Love you both!!

  7. Connie Heileman (from Dr. Carlos Bolano's office)
    Santa Fe, TX

    Troy & Tammy & Family, please accept my sympathy on the loss of your father/father-in-law/PaPa. Rest assured that he is in Heaven and will be watching over all of you.

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