Mr. Russell Dee Riddle, Jr., age 66, of Tullahoma, TN., passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, at his residence.
He was the son of the late Russell Dee Riddle, Sr. and Verna Merritt Riddle.
Mr. Riddle was a member of the National Guard and was retired from the University of South Central Florida where he worked as an office technician. While working there, he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Oceanography. He was an avid fisherman and a collector of antique fishing gear. Mr. Riddle’s passion during his life was music. He was an accomplished musician, having traveled the United States for eight years with his band, “Trilly Cole and the Capers”. In the 1960’s he helped form a high school band, “Uncalled For”. The band enjoyed success with a Number 1 Billboard chart topper, “Do Like Me”. The “Uncalled Fors” recently joined together for a reunion concert and performed at Bonaroo in 2011.
Mr. Riddle is survived by his step mother Sue Riddle of Estill Springs, TN., sisters Linda Riddle Rochelle of Canandaigua, N.Y. and Wanda Riddle Ashley of Nashville, TN., brother-in-law Don (Wendy Hall) Rochelle of Tullahoma, nephews David (Jennie) Halton of Shortsville, N.Y., Vincent Thibedeau of Murfreesboro, TN., Paul (Tina) Thibedeau of Joelton, TN., Kyle (Tammy) Garner of Decherd, TN., and several great nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 6 PM until 9 PM in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Mr. Riddle will be Sunday, September 15, 2013, at 4 PM in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, TN.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Russell Dee Riddle, Jr.