Marcus "Mark" Wayne Ridlehoover, a member of the Spartanburg community, peacefully passed away on December 26, 2023. Born on February 2, 1970, in Brunswick, Georgia, Mark's life was filled with hard work, love for his family, and a passion for sports.
Mark dedicated an impressive 27 years of his life as a hardworking employee at BMW. Mark's work ethic served as an inspiration to all who knew him.
Mark had a love for sports. One of his greatest joys was coaching his sons in various sports throughout their childhood. His presence on the sidelines was always filled with enthusiasm and encouragement. He instilled in them values that extended beyond the playing field. Outside his work and family, he loved to fish; Mark loved to cook and was known as the "grill master".
Affectionately known as "Papa", Mark's love for his "grand-girls" was immeasurable. He showered them with love, creating lifelong memories that will forever remain etched in their hearts. A loyal friend and brother, Mark exemplified the true meaning of companionship and camaraderie.
Mark leaves behind his loving sons: Matthew Ridlehoover of Spartanburg, SC, Joseph Ridlehoover (Jennifer) of Gulfport, MS, and Jacob Ridlehoover of El Paso, TX. He was immensely proud of his sons' accomplishments and cherished every moment spent with them. His granddaughters, Adalyn and Kirsten Ridlehoover of Gulfport, MS; his brothers, Bennie Ridlehoover of Chesnee, SC and Richard Ridlehoover of Roebuck, SC. Mark was a wonderful son to Ben Ridlehoover of Hartwell, GA and Linda Porter Smith (Dean) of Boiling Springs, SC. He shared a special bond with his parents and always made sure to be there for them when they needed him most. His nieces and nephew, Madison, Chris, and Ashley Ridlehoover; and his former wife and mother to his sons, Brenda Ridlehoover of Spartanburg, SC. Michael Lynch of Spartanburg was not only his best friend but also someone who shared countless adventures and laughter. Their bond was unbreakable and a true testament to the incredible friendship they built over the years.
Mark is predeceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel located at 2075 E Main St., Spartanburg, SC.
Mark Ridlehoover was a remarkable individual who will always be remembered for his kind heart, devotion to family, and incredible work ethic. May his memory serve as a constant reminder of the importance of cherishing our loved ones and making every moment count.