Kermit J. Riedy, 85, of Summerfield, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Kermit was born on January 14, 1934, to Kermit and Mildred Riedy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and moved to this area from Forrestville, New Jersey in 1996.
Mr. RIedy was a founding member of Little Dove Baptist Church and was also active in the Gideon's International prior to moving to Florida. He loved sharing the gospel and playing the piano and organ.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, daughters, Barbara (Rusty) Johnson, Greeneville, TN; Patti (Bruce) Ellis, Forestville, NY; son, Richard Smith, San Francisco, CA; step-sons, Tommy (Judy) Caudill, Knox, IN; James Caudill, North Judson, IN; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, niece, Cathi and nephew, Richard. He will be dearly missed by his dog, Blackie. Kermit is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann, granddaughter, Lelia, and his sister, Janet.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 23, 2019 at Little Dove Baptist Church, 12005 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideon's International. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com