Obituary of Robert Henry Ridge
Robert H. Ridge, Sr., age 94, passed away on January 8, 2021, at The Randolph Hospice House. Robert was born on May 6, 1926; he retired from ABF Freight Lines. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.S. (Doc) and Dolly Ridge; two sisters, Polly (Aster) Galimore and Esther (Will) Yother. Robert is survived by his wife of 76 years, Hazel Hilliard Ridge; two sons, Robert H. Jr. (Myrtle) Ridge of Shelby and James (Paula) Ridge of Asheboro. He is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Tina (Michael) Dellinger, Ethan and Riley, of Crouse; Kristi (Craven) Millican, Carleigh and Fisher, of Fuquay-Varina; Brandy Ridge of Asheboro (special friend Dr. Michael McMillen), Liam and Marina McMillen of Summerfield and Matthew McMillen of Cary; and Adam Ridge of Raleigh. Robert will also be remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to J.B. and Betty Hill, Chris and Bonnie Robbins, Stacy Striblin, and Ashley Hurley for being exceptional caregivers. A private graveside service for family will be held at Randolph Memorial Park with Pastor Brandon Dockery officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203. Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.