Obituary for Phillip Carlyle Tickle

Phillip Carlyle Tickle, age 70 of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Lewis-Gale Hospital-Pulaski.

Born July 21, 1948 in Radford, he was the son of the late Charles Ballard Tickle, Sr. & Stella Mae Webb Tickle. His father-in-law & mother-in-law; Walter & Ruby Horton, brothers; James “Jimmy” Webb Tickle, Charles B. “Bugs” Tickle and wife, Jean H. Tickle and sister-in-law; Doris White also preceded him in death.

Phil retired as Captain of the Pulaski Fire Department after serving 34 years. He and his wife, Helen owned and operated the Lock Shop & Curiosity Shop on Bob White Blvd. in Pulaski for many years and had at one time managed the  Pulaski Theatre on Main Street.

He is survived by his 

Wife of 50 years

Helen Horton Tickle – Pulaski

Very Special Friends

Billy Friend

Rodney Rorrer

Robey Kiser and all of Phil’s friends and co-workers within the Fire Department, rescue squad and first responders


Nancy Thornton

Katherine Clark

Several nieces and nephews 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Herman Sarver & Todd Garwood officiating. Friends from the Fire Department will serve as Pall Bearers. Interment will follow at the Thornspring Cemetery, Pulaski.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Friday at the funeral home.

The family wants to thank all Doctors, nurses and staff that helped Phil throughout the years –

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.