- Last Updated on 09:08 AM 08/02/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Retired Gazette-Virginian staff writer and columnist Samuel L. “Sonny” Riddle Jr. died Wednesday morning at Halifax Regional Hospital.
He was 62.
A retired school teacher, Riddle taught business and marketing classes at Halifax County High School where he also served as a Distributive Education (DECA) advisor to numerous students.
Upon his retirement from the school system, he became well-known in the community as a radio personality with WHLF 95.3 and later as a staff writer and columnist for The Gazette-Virginian.
He eagerly shared his fervent love for his college alma mater – Virginia Tech – with all his friends, and he was often noted for his wellspring of movie and television trivia knowledge.
A true family man, Riddle is survived by his wife of many years, Brenda; two children, Chip and Sarah, and two grandchildren.