Moonshiner Steven Ray Tickle wiki, bio, net worth, age, family, wife, children.

Steven Ray Tickle is American TV personality know for his role in the discovery TV show Moonshiners. The show dramatizes its cast illegally producing the moonshine (alcohol) in the Appalachian region of United States. In real life, Tickle alongside Jim Tom Hedrick and Mark Rodgers partners with Sugar Distillation Company to create the Legends Series line of moonshine flavors. In this article, we will bring major aspects of Steven’s wiki-like his age, net worth, family, wife, children, and trouble with the law. Those who want to know if tickle is married, well will address below.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameSteven Ray Tickle
Date of birthNovember 30, 1976
Age46 years old
Place of birthSouth West Carolina, United States
Zodiac signSagittarius
Marital statusMarried to Carol Ann Tickle since 2019
ParentsFather: Larry Craig Tickle, Mother: Lois Ileane Keller Tickle
SiblingsDarrel, Glenn, and Mike Tickle
ChildrenDaisy Tickle (daughter)
OccupationCarpenter, moonshiner, TV personality, spirits entrepreneur
Net Worth$1 million (estimated)
Known forMoonshiners(2011-2023), Moonshiners: American Spirit (2022-2023), Master Distiller (2020-2023), Moonshiners: Smoke Ring (2021), Tickle (2013)
ResidencePittsylvania County, Virginia
Education Tunstall High School
Criminal recordArrested for public intoxication in 2013, possession of a sawed-off shotgun in 2015, probation violation in 2016, driving on a suspended license in 2017
SentenceReceived a three-year suspended penitentiary sentence for the firearm charge, served five months for the probation violation, jailed for the remainder of his 18-month probation for the driving offense
Hobbies and interestsLikes fishing, hunting, camping, riding motorcycles, playing guitar, and spending time with his friends and family
Steven RayTickle and his daughter Daisy Tickle
Steven Ray Tickle and his daughter Daisy Tickle

Steven Ray Tickle Early Life and Education

Steven Ray Tickle was born on November 30, 1976, in Southwest Carolina, United States to his parents late Larry Craig Tickle and his wife, Lois Ileane Keller Tickle. He is one of four children Darrel, Glenn, Steven and Mike Tickle from his parents. His father Larry struggled with paralysis and eventually lost the battle with the disease at the age of 64. Tickle was raised in Dry Fork Virginia where he attended Tunstall High School. He was interested in sports, music, and art. He played football and baseball for the school team and was also a member of the band.

After high school, Tickle decided to pursue a career as a carpenter. He trained under a master carpenter and learned the skills of the trade. He also developed a passion for moonshining, which is the illegal production of distilled spirits. He learned the art of making moonshine from his friends and relatives in Virginia.

Steven Ray Tickle Career

Steven appeared in discovery TV show Moonshiners in the first season first episode on December 6th, 2011. However, he regularly started appearing in the show from the second season. The show became a massive hit among fans at one point reportedly the casts were paid  $30,000 per episode which without including their income from liquor production and it’s sale.

Also, the producers were so impressed with Tickle they gave him his own show entitled “Tickle ” in 2013 which lasted 13 episodes. This TV personality claims to have been involved off and on in the illegal moonshining since the age of 15. Now a veteran in the profession Steven legally partners with Sugar Distillation Company to produce moonshine since 2014.

Moonshiners casts Steven Ray Tickle and Tim Smith
Moonshiners cast Steven Ray Tickle and Tim Smith

His other profession is Carpentary. In 2013, Tickle was reported to have lived for two years in Washington while building the popular¬†Clyde’s Restaurant¬†near the¬†Verizon Center¬†downtown.

Tickle has also appeared in other TV shows and documentaries related to moonshining, such as Moonshiners: Whiskey Business, Moonshiners: Master Distiller, Moonshiners: Smoke Ring, and Moonshine: America’s Secret History.

In 2013, Tickle was also reported to be considering running against¬†U.S. Representative¬†Robert Hurt¬†in¬†Virginia’s 5th congressional district¬†as an independent.¬†In addition to his self-proclaimed candidacy for president in 2012, Tickle announced his intention to run for Congress and used an opportunity, in the form of an October 2013 interview with¬†Washington Secrets¬†to call¬†the Affordable Care Act¬†“crap.”

Net Worth

Steven Ray Tickle’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. He earns a significant income from producing and selling illegal moonshine liquor, as well as appearing on the Discovery series Moonshiners and its spin-off show Tickle and other shows. Tickle is known for his adventurous and humorous personality, as well as his expertise in distilling.

Is Steven Ray Tickle Married? Current relationship? His Wife and children

Tickle has kept his married life mostly private, and we have to give him credit for being able to do so. Nevertheless, we know he has a daughter, Daisy Tickle, from his relationship with his ex-wife. The details of their marriage and divorce are unclear, but they reportedly share a daughter named Daisy. He loves his daughter very much and often posts her photos and achievements on social media.

After leaving his wife, Tickle was seen in public places with his girlfriend, Jaci. If you ask me if the relationship was serious? We thought so. In a Facebook post, Tickle had gone public with his ongoing relationship with Jaci. Even his mother, Lois had remarked the couple.

Steven Ray Tickle Girlfriend
Steven Ray Tickle Girlfriend

However, it seems now the relationship between the two did not work. Later in 2016, another girl who goes by Jenny Jen on Facebook was associated with him. Like the previous girlfriend, Tickle went public with the relationship in a Facebook post. This relationship was a mere fluke rather anything serious.

Steven Ray tickle second girlfriend
Steven Ray tickle rumored girlfriend

Tickle married Carol Ann, a bail bondswoman, in 2019 in a moonshine-themed wedding. He claimed that she had pursued him for six years until he agreed to go out with her. The couple seems to be happy and in love, as they often post pictures of themselves on Tickle’s Facebook page.

Steven Ray Tickle confrontation with the law

He was arrested for public intoxication in March 2013.  Tickle was arrested again for the possession of a sawed-off shotgun In 2015. He was convicted on February 1, 2016. Tickle was given a three year suspended penitentiary sentence on March 24, 2016. He was arrested again for a probation violation and sentenced to serve five months on September 15, 2016.

Physical Traits

HeightAbout 5 feet 8 inch (1.72 meters) 
WeightAbout 176 pounds (80 kilograms) 
FaceOval-shaped with a prominent chin and cheekbones 
EyeBlue with a mischievous glint 
EarMedium-sized and slightly protruding 
Skin toneFair with some freckles and sunburns 
Body typeMuscular and athletic, with broad shoulders and a strong build 
AccessoriesOften wears sunglasses, a bandana, a necklace, a watch, and a ring 
TattoosHas several tattoos on his arms, chest, and back, including a skull, a cross, a snake, and some words 
PiercingNone visible


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