Linda Sue Riley

Jan. 31, 1942-Sept. 10, 2021


Linda Sue Riley, 79, of Sparta, passed away peacefully, on Sept. 10, 2021.

She was born Jan. 31, 1942, in Pickett County, to Osborne and Edna Gunter Crouch.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Sparta.

Linda was married to her high school sweetheart for 45 years. They owned and operated AP Hayes Grocery Store together. She later retired from US Stamp. Linda's passion in life was caring for her daughter, Sheila Renee. Sheila's well-being was her primary focus and concern for 50 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Riley; daughter, Sheila Riley; brothers, Charles Crouch, Robbie Crouch; and sister-in-law, Audrey Riley Thompkins.

Surviving family members left to cherish her memory include her sons, Marty Riley (Melissa), of Cookeville, Michael Riley (Kim), of Sparta; sister, Janice Crouch, of Cookeville; brother, Steve Crouch (Cheryl), of Lafayette; brother-in-law, Frank Riley (Sue), of Muncie, Indiana; and granddaughter, Madison Hampshire, of Cookeville.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Sept. 14, 2021, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Story Cemetery, in Byrdstown. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m., Sept. 14, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Cameron Howard, Dewayne Marcus, Darren Swindell, Chip Hall, Mark Sherrill, and Terry Langley

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to Story Cemetery Fund.

Story Cemetery Fund

People's Bank and Trust

19 Court House Square

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549

Due to COVID, we ask that anyone who is currently sick or experiencing COVID sickness or symptoms to please not attend any visitations or services. We also ask that masks be worn inside the facility and to please practice social distancing inside the building.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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