James F Rideout Sr., 81, of Pahrump, Nev., passed away peacefully, Jan. 8, 2018. Born June 19, 1936, to Searle and Ethel (Cole) Rideout Sr. Jim grew up in Lee, Maine, was married to Ruth Brouker for 61 years, resided in Wolcott, Conn., and owned Race Manufacturing Inc. in Bristol, Conn., then J & R Projects in Wolcott.
Jim is survived by his wife, Ruth of Pahrump; son, James F. Rideout Jr., Terryville, Conn.; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and John Rioux, Ellington, Conn.; daughter, Lynda Rideout, Pahrump; grandchildren, Kristina Rioux, Robyn Carreras, Michelle Daveluy, Robert Rideout, and Morgan Daveluy; great-grandchildren, Calvin and Julian; and a sister, Dorothy Lee. Sons, Dean and Mark Rideout; granddaughter, Jennifer Rideout; brother, Paul Rideout; and sister, Vivian Vance, predeceased him.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol, March 18 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Jim requested that donations be made to Central Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 3170 South Blagg Road, Pahrump, NV 89048.