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Hurstle "JohnBill" R. Ridner

Hurstle R. “JohnBill” Ridner, age 58 years, of Whitley City, Kentucky died December 4, 2019 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.

He was born in Flat Rock, Kentucky on March 21, 1961 the son of Dow and Alpha (Perry) Ridner. JohnBill had worked the saw mill as a sawyer and enjoyed all of life.

His parents; brothers, Richard “Pete” Ridner and Dewey Ridner; sisters, Rachel Bryant, Josie Gosnell, Betty Fuller, and Juanita Faye Lewis precede him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Faye (Taylor) Ridner of Whitley City; brother, Darrell “Leo” Ridner and wife, Geraldean of Whitley City; sister, Mary Cox of Pine Knot; son Shane Taylor;  and children who he claimed as his own, Bethany Rollins, Danny Rollins, Eli Dobbs, Jackson Taylor, Riley Taylor, Raelyn Taylor, Bentley Jones, Emily Taylor, Jason Jones, Lakelin Jones, Ethan Israel, Keegan Stephens, Mason Stephens, Talon Stephens, Jeremy “Jake” Taylor, Jarred Dobbs, Phillip Dobbs, and Brian Jones.

Funeral services will be held 1pm Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Jones officiating. Burial to follow in the Old Pigeon Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6pm Friday, December 6, 2019 at the funeral home.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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John bill hung out at our house when we were young. Being my cousin he was always making us laugh. My dad, Ken Earl, would get so tickled that he would have tears

Teresa Goodin Johnson Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

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