John Edward Criddle

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

John Edward Criddle, age 58, of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday, June 4, 2017, at his home. Born in Isola, Miss., he was the son of the late James Lloyd Criddle and had been a Leachville resident since 1980. He had been employed by the former ACCO Chain and Cable Company, was a retired employee of the City of Leachville and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Abby Marie Criddle in 2014.

Survivors include: his mother, Mildred Criddle of Belzoni, Miss.; four brothers, Jimmy Criddle of Isola, Miss., David Criddle of Belzoni, Miss., Chester Criddle and Rickey Criddle both of Isola, Miss.; a sister, Betty Walker of Belzoni, Miss.

Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Gooden Lake Cemetery in Belzoni. The family will receive visitors Thursday from 3-5 p.m. at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville. The family will also receive friends Friday from 1 p.m. until service time at the Gooden Lake Cemetery. Online guest register at