James Lee “Stagger” Riddle

James Lee “Stagger” Riddle

James “Stagger” Lee Riddle walked on to be with his Creator, family and friends on March 2, 2017, after a bravely fought battle with cancer, surrounded by family. James was born on March 31, 1954, to Milburn “Jarvie” and Mildred “Sis” (Lotches) Riddle in Chiloquin, Ore. He was an extremely proud father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family and friends the most, to whom he was affectionately known as “Papa.” A proud member of the Shasta and Klamath Tribes, he was an incredibly intelligent man who had a strong connection to nature. He had a passion for archaeology, which led him to his career as a surveyor for a private archaeology firm. James was a die-hard Portland Trail Blazers fan, loved rock and roll and the blues, playing darts and being outdoors. He is survived by his dear friend and mother of his children Vickie Riddle; his sons Jacy and Jaron Riddle; daughters and son-in-law Raini (Riddle) Wampler and Jake Wampler, and Missie Riddle; beloved grandchildren Destyn, Shada, Chase, Jhett, Jaini, Tehya, Jamos, Jrayden, and Gabriel. Other extended loving family members and dearest friends include Pam and Ed Pellitier, Cobby Shadley Sr., Abby Summers, Herman Anderson, Ray Fryburg, Martin and Joni Witcraft, Doug Burgdorf, Gloria Lotches, Keno Lotches, and Bonnie, Buddy, Pete and Mike Parazoo, and numerous other relatives and friends who James loved and are far too many to list. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad “Sis” and Jarvie Riddle, brothers Milburn “Burnie” Riddle, Ben Gonzalez, and Steve Riddle; sisters “Arlene” Riddle, Sheila Hill, and Mildred “Millie” Gonzalez, infant twin sisters, and friends Bruce Vigil and Ronnie Wilson, Daryl Raye Hatcher and Sherrie Parazoo. James will be laid to rest at Wilson Cemetery in Chiloquin. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in O’Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel, 515 Pine St. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, in Assembly of God Church, 301 Chiloquin Blvd., Chiloquin, with a potluck meal immediately following.