Don Riddle

December 24, 1948January 29, 2019

Donald “Don” Ray Riddle, 70, of Apison, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday January 29, 2019.

Don was born on December 24, 1948 to the late Samuel Henry Riddle and Ernie Mae Tankersley Riddle. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Paul Riddle, Dwight Riddle, Marie Brown, Anna Lee Barnette and twin brother, Ronald Lee Riddle.

He was a member of Mercy Baptist Church in Ooltewah. Don worked as an Assistant Unit Operator at Sequoyah Nuclear plant. He was also a Navy Vietnam Veteran.

Don was a Christ follower. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed construction work, guns, hunting, fishing and camping.

Survivors include his loving wife, Tommie Riddle, children, Michael (Kerri) Riddle of West Chicago, Illinois, Joy (David) Van Ornum of Knoxville, Tennessee, Gina (Chris) Reed of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Samantha (Tyler) Mink of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 18 grandchildren, 1 great- grandchild, sister, Martha Barnette of Kissimmee, Florida, brother, James (Billy) Riddle of Kettering Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the funeral home with Reverend Chris Reed officiating. Interment will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at

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Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Don Riddle

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February 16, 2019

Every time We went to see my grandpa that lived in Apison ,TN
Me and my cousin aly and her dad would go over to donnie's place to visit over there a lot .
We miss everybody down there in Chattanooga .
Prayers and condolences from flynn family.

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Tim Pitchford

February 1, 2019

Don was one of the best guys I ever worked with. The thing I remember most was his smile and chuckle. He was always happy.