Ricky Edward Stiles

Monday, August 19, 2019

Ricky Edward Stiles, 70, passed away in his Franklin, Tenn., home on Aug. 15, 2019.

He was born in Blytheville to Edward Stiles and Vivian Flagg Stiles and was a graduate of Osceola High School. He served as vice president of his senior class. As a young man, he joined the ROTC and was employed at American Greetings in Osceola. He received a business degree from Arkansas State University and also earned a degree in accounting from Memphis State University. Ricky enjoyed fishing and watching his grandson play sports. He battled polycystic kidney disease and was on dialysis treatment for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and aunt, Betty Jo Greene.

Ricky leaves one daughter, Angela Culp of Nolensville, Tenn.; son-in-law, Robert Culp, Jr.; and one grandson, Robert Culp III.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Coy Camp officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Kidney Fund (kidneyfund.org), PKD Foundation (pkdcure.org), Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tenn., 37203 (alivehospice.org) or Fresenius Kidney Care (fmcna.com/foundation). Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.