Phillip Wayne Riddle
1955 - 2012
Published: November 28, 2012
Phillip Wayne Riddle, son of Elmer Lawrence Riddle and June McCuistion Riddle passed away on Nov. 21, 2012, in Tulsa, Okla. Phil was born on July 30, 1955, in Fayetteville, Ark. He was enrolled in the Fayetteville school system graduating from Fayetteville High School in 1973. He also 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 there 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 and raised in Trinity United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.
Phil was preceded in death by his father Elmer Riddle and his brother-in-law, Carrol McClellan.
He is survived by his mother, June Riddle, and his sister, Patty Riddle McClellan, both of Fayetteville. He is also survived by two sons, Jeremy Lawrence Riddle and wife, Tiffany of Farmington, and Charles Phillip Riddle of Tulsa; three daughters, Aja Riddle Vaught and husband, Tristan of Tulsa, Sarah Elizabeth Riddle and Audrey Ann Riddle of Tulsa; five grandchildren, Kevin Riddle, Peyton McCoy, Greenlee Smith of Farmington and Isabella and Jude Vaught of Tulsa; and his cousin, Tonya McCuistion of Farmington.
The family will have a private graveside service at Fairview Cemetery in Fayetteville.
There will be a celebration of Phil's life held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. Doors will open to the public at 5 p.m.