Born June 13, 1918, in Marston, Mo., son of the late William B. Giddings, Sr.., and Mary Howard , He was a veteran and an engineer.
On March 1, 1941, in Marston, he married Virginia D. Crites, who preceded him in death on June 9, 2006.
He was the dear father of Sue Harris and husband, Richard, of St. Charles, Mo., William Giddings III, and wife, Linda, of Columbia, Mo., John Giddings and wife, Patricia, of Mesa, Ariz., James Giddings and wife, Patricia, of Westerly, Rhode Island, and Robert Giddings and wife, Karen, of Florissant, Mo.; dear brother of Mildred Jones and the late Clyde, William, James and Mary "Vera"; loving grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of three; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and dear friend to many.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., today, Friday, May 1, at the Alexander Funeral Home in St. Ann, Mo.
Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Cape Girardeau, Mo.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arlington United Methodist Church, 3770 McKelvey Rd., Bridgeton, Mo. 63044.