Ottaway C. Ridgley, Jr.
April 10, 1932- March 6, 2021
Saturday, March 6, 2021 Ottaway C. Ridgley Jr., (Jr., Pop) passed away peacefully at his home in Lothian, at the age of 88. Born April 10, 1932 to Hazel Virginia and Ottaway C. Ridgley, Sr. of Dayton, MD. He graduated from Southern High School as President of his Class in 1951. Shortly after he entered the US Army and married Ruth Vocase of Lawrence, Mass on April 6, 1953. He was stationed in Coburg, Germany, where Ruth joined him for two and a half years, until he was honorably discharged to come home to help his family on their farm. Ottaway was half owner of R&R Auto Electric until his retirement in 1988. He spent his later years as a gentleman farmer. He enjoyed his family and life on the farm. His wisdom and kind heart will live on within those lucky enough to call him “Pop”.
He is survived by his wife Ruth B. Ridgley, daughters Dawn Morgan and husband Allen, Marsha Wyvill and husband Chuck and Ginny Copsey and husband Carl, Sr., grandchildren Robert Wyvill and wife Angela Stallings, Shawn Raynor and wife Lisa Della, Mark Wyvill and wife Jessica and Dani Michael and husband Casey and great-grandchildren Zoe Crocket, Cameron Wyvill, Charlee Michael, Sawyer Wyvill, Hunter and Ryder King, and Zacary, Parker, and Lillian McGuire.