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“Campbell and Patty, I was out of town this past weekend and only heard about your loss today. I prayed for you this morning when I saw your light...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis Yaglowski

“Celia, Please know that we are thinking of you and your loss. Isn't it wonderful that your Dad lived such a long full life!! I know your memories...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Harold and Faye Elliott Jackson

“Patty and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kara Farr ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kara Farr

“campbell amd patty, we sincerely offer our condolences to you and our prayers. sincerely. gary and sherry king ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: gary and sherry king

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ace Hardware

“Mr. and Mrs. Ridley, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May the Lord wrap His arms of comfort around you. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Teri Eastep Hill

“Patty and Campbell, I am so sorry about the loss of Mr. Ridley. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Rebecca W. Hughes

Mr. Campbell Pillow Ridley, Sr., 96, farmer and resident of Ridley Farm on the Mt. Pleasant Pike, died Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Maury Regional Hospital.

The family will visit with friends Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the W. P. Ridley Four-H Camp, 850 Lion Parkway, Columbia 38401 or First Presbyterian Church, 801 South High Street, Columbia 38401. Notes of sympathy may be sent to www.oakesandnichols.com.

He was born February 21, 1911 at Clifton Place in Maury County, the son of the late William Pillow Ridley and Eva Campbell James Ridley. He attended Old Columbia Institute, Columbia Military Academy, and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Having farmed with his father and brother until their deaths, Mr. Ridley continued operating Ridley Farm until his death with his son, Campbell P. Ridley, Jr. In 1996, he and his son were honored by the Maury County Chamber of Commerce for continous agricultural production in a family operation for 100 years, known as a Century Farm.

Mr. Ridley was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of Columbia Mil & Elevator Board, Rose Hill Cemetery Endowment Association Board, and served as President of the Tennessee Producers Livestock Association.

His wife of 59 years, Evelyn Shapard Ridley, died March 17, 1995.

Survivors include his daughter, Celia James Ridley of Memphis; his son and daughter-in-law, Campbell P. and Patty P. Ridley of Columbia; granddaughter, Anne Ridley (Witter) Tidmore of Santa Fe, New Mexico; two great-grandsons, Maximillian Ridley Tidmore and Quinnlin Campbell Tidmore of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Ann Ridley Jewell and a brother, William Pillow Ridley, Jr.

Active pallbearers are Andrew Donelson Crichton, Charles Worthington Crichton, Andrew Donelson Crichton, Jr., Edwin Wilkerson Halliday, Edwin Wilkerson Halliday, Jr., J. B. Lamar, and William Pillow Ridley, Jr.

Family and friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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