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R. Todd Ridgeway
R. Todd RidgewayNorth Union HelmetR. Todd Ridgeway, 56 of Marion, died Monday June 21, 2021 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born August 2, 1964 in Marion to R. Duke Ridgeway and Judy (Shamblin) O’Hara, his mom survives near Green Camp. He was also preceded in death by grandparents: Duke and Anna Ridgeway and John and Helen Shamblin and Uncle Bill Shamblin.

Todd was a 1982 graduate of the Elgin High School. He earned his Eagle Scout in 1979, his project was the restoration of Lady Justice that sits atop the Marion County Courthouse.
He had worked at Select Sires in Plain City for over 30 yrs.

Todd was a huge sports enthusiast. He loved bull riding, fishing and extensive hunting. He also had a passion for dirt track auto racing, he was photographer and reporter for various racks around the state. But his favorite gig was North Union football, he loved taking pictures and reporting on the games.

Surviving along with his mom are his son: Matthew Ridgeway of Mt. Gilead, sister: Jane (James) Walter of Green Camp, nephew: Mason Sokolowski of Green Camp
Numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins both in Ohio and West Virginia

Funeral Services will be held Monday June 28, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Bill Wasserbeck will officiate, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Gideons International P.O. Box 97251 Washington, DC 20090-7251

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Directions to Claibourne Cemetery

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#1 from: Rona penix
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 12:44 PM

Judy  was so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing .My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.God Bless You!

#2 from: Emma Lusby
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Todd was an incredibly hard worker, someone we could always count on to the his job and do it right.  Todd was proud to be a part of Select Sires, and loved what he did.  He was always prepared to go above and beyond what was asked of him.  Todd was an expert on all things trucks and trailers and loved to teach and spread his knowledge.
He loved life. Todd would beam and smile from ear to ear when he talked about his cars, trucks and motorcycles, his mom, Trixie, Nascar, Sprint Car Races, Midget Races, his flowerbeds, guns, and last but certainly not least, women! He was very proud of his editorial and photography skills, as he should be.  He had a wonderful talent.
A genuinely good guy with a heart of gold. He was a funny guy too! Always giving you a hard time, in humor of course. But, Todd was not afraid to tell you how he felt.  That’s one of the things that made him who he was.  More times than not, you would have to take it with a grain of salt.  I swore Todd never wore his hearing aids because he didn’t want to hear what you would say in response to his opinions.
I will forever miss the sound of his keys jangling as he comes up the hallway.  His calls, his invites to races, his texts full of pictures of Trixie and showing off his flowers and Nascar publications.
Life doesn’t seem fair in times like these.  But I find comfort in knowing that Todd has much more than all the things he loved about life right now.  He has his loved ones with him that have since passed on, he has a front row seat looking down on us with Jesus. He will never have another bad day. He will be able to hear everything loud and clear (whether he likes it or not) and he’s sitting right along side his team of bull haulers as they start picking up bulls again.  I know he wishes he could be part of it, and he made it known to me how sorry he was that he couldn’t be.
We miss you Todd.  You finished early.  But you finished well. As fellow bull hauler Sarah said, “We’ll take the road from here”

#3 from: george shamblin
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 1:12 PM

NANCY and I loved TODD very much and will be greatly missed.

#4 from: Deb Trimble
Mt gilead
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:17 PM

You will be missed greatly  by so many my dear friend.

#5 from: Marsha K Harmon
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:41 PM

Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear about Todd's passing.  Know you are all in my prayers. Love, Marsha Kay

#6 from: LARRY Nibert
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:57 PM

So Sorry for your loss

#7 from: Kelly primavera
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 3:09 PM

So sorry for your loss, Todd was a great friend to my dad. They always enjoyed taking care of their flowers, sharing stories . My dad will truly be lost without Todd.

#8 from: Robin Lenox
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 3:11 PM

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of the family. Prayers

#9 from: Eileen Apt
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Judy & family. So sorry for your loss. Many memories of Todd as a little boy. Prayers to all. The Apt family

#10 from: Jim and Anna Walter
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 7:34 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort. God bless

#11 from: Kathi and Bruce Holmes
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 7:39 PM

R.I.P. our friend.  Your memory will live on in your racing photos.

Good thoughts and prayers to your family.  

#12 from: Billie Jordan
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 9:19 PM

So sorry thinking of the family

#13 from: Jan Haynes
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 9:54 PM

Dear Judy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts snd prayers are with all of you.

#14 from: Gregg & Cyn Marsh
Cable, OH
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 11:19 PM

Saying goodbye to our friend & family is never easy. How fortunate we were to be able to tell Todd we loved  him and we’ll miss him. We will cherish and hold close to our hearts our wonderful memories of Todd.
Until we see you again....❤️

#15 from: Walt & Marcia Nickel
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 6:40 AM

Such a loss for the family.. our deepest sympathy to you. You have precious memories to ease some of the pain.

#16 from: Nancy Tanner Shuster
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 9:06 AM

Judy and family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss, I cant even imagine. Iam praying for all of you, may God bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

#17 from: Cheri King
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:17 AM

Judy and family, so sorry to hear of Todd's passing.  There are no words when a child passes before their child.  I know the emotions you are experiencing.  Trust in God and He will get you through.  Hugs and prayers.
We worked together at Bank One.

#18 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 12:01 PM

Judy,  I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son.  I didn't know Todd but understand that he was one great guy.  And I know you will miss him greatly.  My deepest sympathy  is extended  to you at this sad sad time. Pat

#19 from: Will Shunk
Sylvania, OH
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 1:31 PM

My deepest sympathies to Todd's family.  I had the honor to take pictures at race tracks across the country with Todd over the past 20 years.  I will miss his advice, kindness, and friendship.  

#20 from: Jennifer Willis
Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 7:25 AM

My condolences to the family, although I did not personally know Todd, I appreciate the football pictures he took of one of my sons who graduated from NU in 2018. He shared it with the Marysville paper and we have it framed. It's something my son will always treasure.

#21 from: Marlene Harmon Stidham
Marble, NC
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 6:48 PM

Judy, I am so sorry for your loss.  Prayers for you and all your family.

#22 from: Sherry Lynn  (Pikciunas) sharp
Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 8:46 PM

My condolences to family  an your in my prayers.

#23 from: Vidya Iyengar
Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 7:50 PM

Judy - my sincere condolences to the family. I am sending my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Vidya I

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