Alexander George Riddles, 87, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Columbia.

A private family service is planned in April.

He was born Feb. 25, 1931 in London, England to Fredrick and Margret Riddles.

He lived in England until joining the British Merchant Navy. After his time at sea, he immigrated to Canada.

While in Canada, he met and married Marjorie Gow Riddles. He also finished his

training as a machinist, after almost a decade in Canada he immigrated to Iowa when Square D hired him to work at the plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

All five of his children were born during his 18 years in Iowa. He then moved to Columbia, as a new facility was opened. He retired from Square D in 1995 after 35 years.

Alex enjoyed sports, particularly golf, bowling, pool, and darts. During his retirement, he made many friends while volunteering at the Columbia Senior Center. There he enjoyed playing Bridge, and dancing with his partner Liz Tipton.

Alex is survived by his children, Alex Riddles, Brenndan and Jamie Riddles, Cindi and Scott Gettman, Eric and Robin Riddles, all of Columbia and Doug Riddles of Colorado Springs, Colo. He had ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his only sibling, Jean Doktor.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to The Columbia Senior Center, 1121 Business Loop 70 East, Columbia, Mo. 65201