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Thomas Frank Tickle
  • The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the
  • Thomas F. Tickle Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Giles County Technology Center
    1827 Wenonah Avenue
    Pearisburg, VA 24134

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“Loretta and family We are so sorry for you loss. Tommy was always so caring and friendly. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We were...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Tracey Lane - Narrows, VA

“Loretta and family, Stanley and I are so sorry for your loss. Tommy was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Elaine Akers - Narrows, VA

“To the family we are so sorry for your loss Tommy was such a good man and a good friend .Tommy worked at the Celanese and so did we and he worked...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Scotty and Kathy Perdue - Narrows, VA

“This has broke my heart. Tommy was a kind, caring, thoughtful man. Only knowing how generous and kind he was to me I can only imagine all the...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Bailey Coles - VA - Friend

“Michael and Michele, so sorry for your loss. You will always have special memories to hang on to. God has been so good to you both of you. If you...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Bobbie Weiss - Narrows, VA

“We are so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. He will be greatly missed. He was always good to us and to our neighbor Raymond Kanode when he was...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Karen and Melvin Galford - VA

“I've known Tommy for years as a friendly competitor. There were many occasions that I referred Customers to him and was always happy to do so,...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Richard Body - Peterstown, WV

“Tommy will be deeply missed . He was a very good and long time customer of mine . Really enjoyed the talks we had over the year's . He would alway's...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: TERRY C SMITH - WILLIS, VA

“Loretta Gary Ronda Chad and family so sorry for your loss Tommy was a good man we will keep you all in our prayers. ”
9 of 36 | Posted by: Clayton and Dorothy Moore - WV

“Words cannot express the feelings i had upon learning of the passing of Tommy. I worked with him and at times for him on certain jobs at the plant. I...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: gary hager - narrows, VA - Friend

“My deepest sympathies for your loss. I thought the world of Tommy. He was a kind,generous man and will be missed. ”
11 of 36 | Posted by: Billy Bowles - ripplemead, VA

“Loretta and family and Gary, Rhonda and family. I am so sorry to hear about Tommy's passing. He loved by so many including me. I remember when Tommy...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Eleanor (Jeanie) Linkous - WA

“Loretta and Family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the so unexpected passing of Tommy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Boone and Betty Humphreys - WV

“As the Master of Mountain Lodge I knew RW Tickle as the DDGM last year. Words can not express how much he will be missed. He set an excellent...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Don Richardson - Roanoke, VA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Tommy was a friend and "brother" and will be missed. ”
15 of 36 | Posted by: David R.Scott and Carolyn - WV

“Loretta and family, Greg and I saddened to hear of Tommy's passing. He was such a sweet man and such a hard worker that cared deeply for people. AS...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Greg and Alisa Pence - WV

“Hi Loretta, This is the other Loretta and Lester and I both are so sad with the Homegoing of Tommy. You know we just love you both. We haven't...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Loretta M. Tickle - Pemtroke, VA

“Loretta, praying that the Holy Spirit will comfort you today and in the days ahead and give you peace during this difficult time. You are in my...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Nancy Clark Crittenden - KY

“So sorry LowellDavis ”
19 of 36 | Posted by: Lowell Davis - Peterstown, WV

“I'm so sorry to learn of Mr. Tickle's passing. I never knew him or any of the family but am a distant cousin. I know he will be missed terrible by...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Jo Ann Tickle Scott - Bland, VA

“I first Mr. Tickle when my late husband and I lived in Mrs. Peggy Cauldwell's garage apartment. He came and worked for her and he was such a nice...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Marilyn Blankenship Holt - VA

“So sorry for your loss. Tommy was a great supervisior and friend. I will miss him so much. Prayers for his wife Loretta, and his sond Chad and Jason...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Justin (Chief) Price - Pembroke, VA

“I am o sorry for your loss. I know that this is a very difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers. ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Donna Bratton - Ripplemead, VA

“Roger and I are so sorry for your loss. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. You and your family are in our prayers. Sincerely Kay and Roger ”
24 of 36 | Posted by: Kay Lucas

“Mike and I are so sorry for the loss of your husband, and father. He was a great man, and was loved by all. We deeply regret that we want be there...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Conley - Louisa, KY - Friend

“Our thoughts of Tommy are great-he and Timmy loved talking tractors when they were together--we will miss him--and send our best to you,Loretta and...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Tim and Caryll Lilly - WV

“Loretta I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
27 of 36 | Posted by: Linda Haga Slaughter - Roanoke, VA

“I'm very sorry for your loss. Tommy was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Your family and friends are being lifted up in my prayers. My...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Laurie Hugus - Cocoa Beach

“Tommy was well known and greatly admired and respected by so many people. He loved serving people. As one who often observed him from afar, this is...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Jeanne Butler - Pearisburg, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be missed. He always took care of us when we had heating problems and appreciated him greatly. ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: Steve and June Miller - WV

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tommy will be missed by all. ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Robert Pat and Melanie Bowles, Tippy Richardson, and Wayne Mann. - VA

“So sorry to hear about Tommy. He will be missed greatly. ”
32 of 36 | Posted by: Mike and Lisa Conley - Louisa, KY

“Our family is very saddened to learn of Tommy's passing. He was a wonderful friend to us. We will always remember his kindness. Prayers for the...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Jim and Linda Peck and Family - VA

“Loretta, Jason, and MichaelIt is hard to believe he is gone, know that he is in heaven, I have no doubt, God had made him just a good person, he just...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Roger and Pamela Dunn - Narrows, VA

“Our hearts are broken from this great loss. Tommy was such a great friend to many and was so admired for his work ethic and treating people right. ...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: SHIRLEY RICHARDSON - NARROWS, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Alton and Drema Thompson - VA

Thomas Frank Tickle, 61 of Narrows, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 12th, 2016.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born on March 18th, 1954 and was the son of the late Frank Augustus and Evelyn Marie Scott Tickle. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Ann Tickle.

Tommy was a retired employee of Celanese in Narrows with 31 years of service, and the owner of Tickle Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. for 28 years. He was also a member of Intermont Lodge #269 A.F. & A.M of Narrows for over 30 years, most recently serving as Past District Deputy Grand Master in 2015. A loyal and hard worker who went over and above to serve his customers and his community, Tommy will be deeply missed throughout Giles County and beyond.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 42 years, Loretta Neely Tickle; two sons, Thomas Michael Tickle and wife Pamela of Narrows and Thomas Jason Tickle and Stephanie Woodyard of Narrows; two grandchildren, Thomas Michael Tickle, Jr. and Tessa Michelle Tickle; a brother, Gary Tickle and wife Rhonda of Ripplemead; a sister-in-law, Barbara Spangler and husband Lester of Easley, South Carolina; three nieces, Heather Tickle, Karen Harbin and husband Brian, and Laura Ward; two nephews, Chad Tickle and wife Amanda, and Randall Neely; a great niece, Caitlyn Tickle; three great nephews, Colson Tickle, William Holman, and John Harbin; and numerous cousins and friends, along with his canine companions, Molly, Keely, and Missy.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 1 PM at First United Methodist Church in Narrows. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church Tuesday from 5 to 9 PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider the Thomas F. Tickle Memorial Scholarship Fund; c/o Giles County Technology Center; 1827 Wenonah Avenue; Pearisburg, Virginia 24134.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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