Thomas William Riley, age 78, of Athens, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.
Tom was a native of Bristol, VA and longtime resident of McMinn County. He was the son of the late Jake Hicks Riley and Myrtle Lee Duncan Riley.
Tom attended Sunday School at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church and also Clearwater Crossover. He worked and lived at the Tri-County Center for 33 years.
Tom loved Christmas as it was his favorite holiday. He enjoyed drawing, singing and joking around.
Survivors include his honorary brothers Rick Darr, Jimmy Bell, David Ringley and his Tri-County family.
Funeral Services will be at 11:30 AM, Friday December 17, 2021 at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Hutsell officiating. Interment will follow at Clearwater Cemetery.
Tom’s Tri-County family will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 11 – 11:30 AM, Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tri-County Center. The address is P.O. Box 793, Athens, TN 37303
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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Thomas William Riley.
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