MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Thomas Willard Ridgill, age 69, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

He was born in Manning, to the late James Willard Ridgill and Iva Lawrimore Ridgill.

Mr. Ridgill is survived by his wife, Melissa Muhlig Ridgill; children, Thomas Willard Ridgill Jr. and wife, Christy, William Anthony Ridgill and wife, Jennifer, John Charles Lovell Jr. and wife, Kristhel, Ashley Lovell Aderholt and husband, Jason, and James Andrew Lovell; grandchildren, Preston, Aubrie and Lydia Ridgill, Kaitlin Lovell and Jase, Reid, Nora and Ella Aderholt; siblings, James Richard Ridgill and wife, Mary Sue, and Joyce Ridgill Simon; and a host of friends and family.

Mr. Ridgill was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He served in the United States Air Force and was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He worked as a contractor and retired from the United States Postal Service in 2004. Most of all, he had a strong faith and love for the Lord.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Manning.

An online guest book is available for the family at, (615) 893-5151.