Gordon F. Ruddick



Gordon F. Ruddick, 88, of Reddington, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Covered Bridge Health Campus.

Born Sept. 16, 1927, he was the son of James W. and Mary E. Ruddick, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 15, 1948, at First Methodist Church in Seymour, he married Genevieve Nicholson, who survives.

Gordon was a member of the United States Navy from 1944-46, serving on the USS Salisbury Sound in the Pacific. He was a graduate of Shields High School with the class of 1947 and was service manager at Ruddick’s Garage in Seymour for 38 years retiring in 1983.

He was a member of Central Christian Church, where he served as chairman of the junior deacons for many years, American Legion Post 89 in Seymour and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 in Seymour.

Survivors include his children, Patrick (Cindy) Ruddick and Jane Ruddick; two grandchildren, Susan (James) Carmer and Marc (Jody) Ruddick; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Carmer, Morgan Carmer, Tanner Stearns, Rider Stearns, Zayne Ruddick and Alayna Ruddick; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard “Bud” Ruddick; two sisters, Jamesine Sweet and Jessie Hildreth; and a grandson, Timothy Michael Ruddick.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Jon Carlstrom and the Rev. Bill Weaver officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour with full military honors to be presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Veterans 7.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church, Schneck Medical Center Hospice Services or donor’s choice of charity.

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