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Phillip Wayne Riddle

Tulsa, OK

1955 - 2012

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Published: November 27, 2012

Phillip Wayne Riddle, son of Elmer Lawrence Riddle and June (McCuistion) Riddle, passed away on Nov. 21, 2012, in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 57 years, 3 months and 22 days. He was born July 30, 1955, in Fayetteville, and was enrolled in the Fayetteville school system and graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1973. He later attended the University of Arkansas.

Phil began a life-long career as a radio D.J. in Fayetteville at KKEG. He worked in other stations throughout the U.S. and spent the last 32 years at KMOD in Tulsa. Better known as "Phil Stone", he and his partner, Brent Douglas, created the popular Roy D. Mercer comedy routine. Phil's passion for rock and roll music led him to work with, and become friends with, many celebrities and countless people in the business. Wherever he lived, he was always an avid Razorback supporter and fan. Phil was baptized in Trinity United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.

Phil was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Riddle and his brother-in-law, Carrol McClellan, both of Fayetteville.

His survivors include his sons, Jeremy Lawrence Riddle and wife, Tiffany of Farmington, and Charles Phillip Riddle of Tulsa; daughters, Aja Riddle Vaught and husband, Tristan of Tulsa, Sarah Elizabeth Riddle and Audrey Ann Riddle of Tulsa; grandchildren, Kevin Riddle, Peyton McCoy and Greenlee Smith of Farmington, and Isabella and Jude Vaught of Tulsa; and cousin Tonya McCuistion of Farmington.

There will be a celebration of Phil's life held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Cain's Ballroom. Doors will open to the public at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to either:

The Child Abuse Network, 2829 S. Sheridan, Tulsa, OK 74129; or

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1021 W. Sycamore St., Fayetteville, AR 72703.

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