John Edward Tickle, 79, of Roanoke passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
A native of West Virginia he was the husband of 58 years to Patricia Ann Tickle, who survives, and the son of Edward Lee Tickle and Erma Kathleen Perdue Tickle, both deceased. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. John was a teacher with the Roanoke County School System for 25 years and the Montgomery County School System for 5 years. He was a member of Melrose Baptist Church where he was a teacher for the Steadfast Crusaders Sunday School Class. John loved traveling, camping, and the outdoors.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his sister, Donna Hewett and husband Robert; his son, Tom Tickle and wife Sheri; two grandchildren, Jenna Meck and husband Don and Robert Clements and wife Dixie; four great grandchildren; special niece, Catherine Young; cousin, Richard J. Mayes and wife Bertie; and special friends, Richard and Sheila Casey whom the family would like to extend a special thank you to for their support.
In light of the recent restrictions due to the Coronavirus, the family will have a private graveside service at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. A memorial service for the public will be held at a later date. The family encourages online condolences to be made at www.lotzfuneralhomesalem.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Melrose Baptist Church.
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