Ronnie Wayne Riddle, loving husband, father, bonus dad, grandfather, brother, uncle, great-uncle, and friend, born October 11, 1943 in Tusculum TN died September 18, 2020 in Johnson City TN following a brief illness.
He is preceded in death by his parents Howard and Ina Riddle.
He leaves behind his wife of 28 years Sharon Thomas Riddle, son Philip Riddle, bonus sons Doug (Samantha) Vicars and Christopher (Jennifer) Vicars. Grandson Chance Vicars. Granddaughter Avery Vicars. Sister Donna (Gary) Pack. In addition, several nieces, nephews and extended family as well as special friends and neighbors, Greg and Amy Ford, Scott Thompson, Emil Thompson, Zane Painter and Adam Milhorn.
Ronnie was employed with Kennametal in Johnson City, TN for over 35 years before retiring 18 years ago to pursue his passion of full-time farming.
He loved being outdoors, anything relating to Native Americans, animals, and the mountains. He was a Master Mason in Arcana Lodge #489 F&AM. He had many friends within the community and was admired and loved by all. A celebration of life is scheduled for Sunday September 27, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to either St. Josephâ€™s Indian School, South Dakota, Washington County Animal Shelter, or the American Cancer Society.
Rest in Peace RR â€" the farming is all done.
William C. Shelton
Sharon. I am so sorry for your loss. Ronnie will be missed. We worked together for years. He was a friend and BROTHER .God bless and comfort you and family.
Diana Smith Chesser
So sorry for your loss. Ronnie worked with my Dad at the Coca Cola Company for a few years, in the late 1960â€™s. Our family always enjoyed Ronnieâ€™s visits.
Ronnie and Sharon where such good friends in our time in Tennessee. He and Paul were good friends and really understood each other. He helped me so much in the months after Paul died and I was left with a farm to take care of and eventually sell. Though I am in New York now, I think often of all the good times we had there. My prayers are with you, Sharon, I know what you are going through.
So sorry for your loss, worked with him at Kennametal very good person will be missed.
Holly Osborne Davison
Sharon, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. You and Ronnie had many years of happiness and I know you will cherish lots of wonderful memories. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Philip so sorry for the loss of your father . Are prayers will be with you and your family .
Sharon and family, I am sorry for your loss. You are and will be in my prayers and in my heart.