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Earl Riddlebarger Jr., 83
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Mr. Earl Riddlebarger Jr., 83, of McMinnville died Monday, June 14, at his residence. 

He was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Smithers, West Virginia, was retired from Ford Motor Co., was a skilled tradesman in the stamping plant, and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Earl enjoyed trap shooting, loved to hunt, and worked hard all of his life. Mr. Riddlebarger was preceded in death by parents Jasper E. and Minnie Darlene Jaycox Riddlebarger and three of his sisters.

Survivors include his wife Ila Clarice Gifford Riddlebarger of McMinnville, son Michael Earl Riddlebarger of McMinnville, and sister Wilma Young of Hammond, Indiana. Per his request, Mr. Riddlebarger will be cremated. No immediate services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 20, 2021