Jack Carter-Lee Ridley, age 7, of Morristown, TN & Richmond Hill, GA, was unexpectedly taken home to Heaven on Friday, February 19, 2021. Jack was riding his scooter on a road near his mothers home in Richmond Hill when he was struck by a speeding vehicle. Jack passed due to unsurvivable injuries at the hospital later that night. His father and mother were able to be with their boy and say their goodbyes.
Jack was born November 15, 2013 in Fredericksburg, VA. He loved to love, and he always made you feel loved. He enjoyed playing outsidedoing all the things boys love to doduring the beautiful Tennessee summertimes he spent with his family here. Jack loved animals, and his fur babies Blu (cat) and Jethro (dog) will miss his cuddles and food scraps. Dinosaurs, Pokemon, nerf guns, superheroes (Marvel & DC Universes), and hard-rock music were a few of Jacks favorite things. He could go into full detail about the different types of dinosaurs and Pokemon that there were, show you all the trademark moves and say all the famous tag-lines of his favorite heroes, and singquite loudlythe best of Metallica and KISS. Jacks incredibly kind heart was so true and so full.
His sweet, innocent, happy-go-lucky persona will be deeply, deeply, missed by his father, Joe Ridley; bonus mom, Makayla Ridley; baby brother, Macoy, all of Morristown, TN, as well as his mother, Emily Ridley; her fianc, Manny, and Mannys two daughters, Melanie & Delainey, of Richmond Hill, GA. Jack also leaves behind his Great Mamaw & Mamaw, Jean Brummitt & Karen Ridley of Whitesburg, TN; Papaw & NaNa, Eddie & Dina Ridley of Fairfax, MO; Pops & MiMi, Mike and Hope Vette of Tarkio, MO; uncles, aunts & cousins, David & Cynthia Brummitt of Whitesburg, TN, Amanda Nichols and fiancee Greg Cupp of Whitesburg, TN, Katelyn Dugger and fiancee Gunnar Crawford of Morristown, TN, April White & children Alex & Sophia of Whitesburg, TN, Dustin & Amber Barrett & daughter Finley of Russellville, TN, and Hanna Vette of Kansas City, MO; along with Jacks dear classmates of Richmond Hill Primary School, and many other family and friends.
Joe and Makayla will be having a Memorial Service at a later date. An announcement will be made when arrangements have been finalized.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our work families, the Hamblen County Highway Department and Cremation Services of East Tennessee for their love, support, and assistance during this time. Also a special thank you to Makaylas former work family, Muehlebach Funeral Care of Kansas City, MO, for all their continued care and assistance.