Bud Ridings

bud ridings

July 23, 1932 ~ November 21, 2022

Born in: Greenville, IL
Resided in: Jerseyville, IL

Bud Ridings, 90, of Jerseyville, IL, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Willow Rose Rehab and Health Care Center, in Jerseyville, IL.

Bud was born July 23, 1932, in Greenville, IL, the son of Urban and Beatrice (Travis) Ridings.  He married Maxine Lea Sugg in 1956, in Greenville, IL.

After graduating from Greenville High School, he joined the United States Military serving in the Korean War. After he was honorably discharged from the military, he went straight to work. He worked in the agricultural field as a manager of grain elevators at Jersey County Grain. He was a hard worker who didn’t know a stranger.

Bud was committed to his work, his family and his church. He did a variety of charity and volunteer work. He was dedicated to his wife, Maxine, and was her primary caregiver until her death. He was a member of the Mt. Nebo Primitive Baptist Church, Greenville, IL where he was a deacon of the church. He enjoyed a good round of golf and was a talented woodworker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Maxine, and 5 siblings, Ruthie, Tuny, Lila, Roy, and Jim.

He is survived by his son, William K. (Marilyn) Ridings of California and his daughter, Dena Sauerwein of Jerseyville, IL; 4 grandchildren, Janie (Danny) Kruep of O’Fallon, IL, Keith (Heather) Sauerwein of St. Charles, MO, Blair Ridings of California and Josh Ridings of California; and 4 great grandchildren, Emmett and Gideon Sauerwein and Brayden and Owen Kruep.

The family will host a memorial service at 1:30 pm., Sunday, June 18, 2023, at the Mt. Nebo Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Willie Huffine, officiating and a graveside service, at 2:00 pm., following the memorial service, at Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Nebo Primitive Baptist Church, Mt. Nebo Ave., Greenville, IL 62446.

The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts.


The family has entrusted Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville with the arrangements.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories or offer condolences to the family.


Graveside Ceremony: June 18, 2023 2:00 pm

Mt. Nebo Cemetery
582 Mt. Nebo Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246

Memorial Ceremony: June 18, 2023 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Mt. Nebo Primitive Baptist Church
582 Mt. Nebo Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Bud Ridings 's name.

Mt. Nebo Primitive Baptist Church

582 Mt. Nebo Ave.,
Greenville, IL

Memories Timeline


  1. We extend our deepest sympathies to Bud’s family and friends. He was a close, long-time friend and he will be missed.

  2. To the family of Bud Ridings,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Bud was a great person and well known by his fellow Managers in the FS system. He will be missed by many of us!

  3. Bill,
    Please accept our sympathy for the loss of your father. Bud was a special and will be missed.
    It’s been a long time since our days at Madison Service. I have fond memories of those days. Hope that all is well with you and your family.
    Roger Read

  4. Just learned of Bud’s passing yesterday. I’m saddened as he was a very close friend of my husband, Ron and I. Lots of wonderful memories with Bud! RIP

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