Aubrey Thomas Riddle Jr.

November 15, 1951February 16, 2017

Aubrey Thomas “Tom” Riddle, Jr., 65, of Richmond, formerly of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his residence. Born November 15, 1951 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Aubrey T. Riddle, Sr. and the late Ruth King Riddle. Tom was a graduate of the University of Richmond and a retired sales manager. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. Tom is survived by his sister, Kathy S. Riddle of Lynchburg; nieces and nephews, Michael Goin (Cheryl), Desiree Goin, Amy G. Garrett, and Aubrey Hall and numerous nieces, nephews and one great-great nephew. . A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Fairview U.M. Church with the Rev. Phil Showers officiating. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the financial needs of Tom’s family. Whitten Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 4, 2017

Aubrey Thomas Riddle Jr.

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Audrey Haugan

March 3, 2017

A photographic tribute to Tom's life, using photos shared with me by Tom's sister Kathy. The Riddles were friends and neighbors to my family when Tom and I were growing up. May he R.I.P.

Bill Michie, III

February 27, 2017

Tom was a good friend and I was honored to serve with him for a number of years on the board of the Virginia Train Collectors. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Diane Andrews

February 25, 2017

I am saddened to hear of Tom's passing. He was an avid volunteer at Lewis Ginter where I first met him. His dedication to Lewis Ginter was unsurpassed.

Blanche Watts

February 22, 2017

Tom and his family were faithful members of Fairview UMC. Tom was involved in working with the youth in our church and is fondly remembered by each one who was a part of this group. He had such a wealth of knowledge about trains and many other facts of history and he freely shared it with others. He will be missed by many.
Deepest Sympathy to Kathy and all family members.

Ernest Love

February 21, 2017

I was saddened to learn of Tom's passing from a mutual friend and classmate at University of Richmond, Class of 1974. I wish to extend my heart-felt condolences to Tom's family. Our first year, Tom resided in the dorm on the same floor as another fellow classmate who I grew up with from Southern Virginia. Tom was one of the first people I met there upon matriculating at the University. I knew Tom to be a kind-hearted person, charming and gregarious in his quiet way, intelligent and thoughtful. He was always cheerful and level-headed in the face of some very large egos living around him. In his way he was a calming influence. His great passion was trains. A graduate of E.C. Glass High School, native of Lynchburg VA he was knowledgeable and conversant on just about any subject, and a good listener. God speed, Tom. You were a good friend to me, and I am thankful for your life and your many kindnesses back during our glory days. Ernest Love, Norfolk Virginia.

Ron Timma

February 21, 2017

Tom was a great friend for many years and his friendly and positive attitude will truly be missed! He spent many meals with us out here in the woods and I enjoyed hearing him talk about local railroad history - especially that associated with early Richmond. He was always ready to lend a hand, whether at Lewis Ginter, the Crewe Railroad Museum or Blackstone for their annual Christmas Display. He also was strong in his faith. Jane and I both give our condolences to his family!

Ron and Jane Timma

George Hoffer

February 21, 2017

My deepest sympathies. Tom was a mainstay of the VTC & "S" gauge communities in Virginia for almost over 40 years.

George Hoffer

Peter Primiani

February 21, 2017

I was simply shocked to hear of Tom's passing. Beyond words. He was such a good friend to the Virginia Train Collector's club. His volunteer contributions to Ginter Botanical Garden during the Christmas season was beyond measure. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Wayne Beachy

February 21, 2017

I too remember Tom's cheerful "'Ello". Always a good friend with whom to discuss trains and always willing to help a friend. Heaven will enjoy having a 2 rail layout.

Heather Oertly

February 20, 2017

Tom has been like an Uncle to me as long as I can remember. My dad's best friend and someone I could rely on for a smile and the most cheerful "'Ello!" that I will never forget. So many hours of learning about S Scale and various bits of knowledge that were never boring. My heart breaks for a little joy goes with him, but that spark will live on in all those who knew him and loved him. All my love and deepest condolences to this family and friends. He was one in a million.