Noel Hugh “Skip” Riley II, 76, of Hornbeak, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at West Tennessee Healthcare in Dyersburg. Born August 28, 1945, he is the son of the late Noel Hugh “Bud” Riley and Blanche Malone Riley. Skip was a member of the last graduating class of Ridgely High School where he played football and basketball. He attended Vanderbilt University from 1963 to 1965 and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1967. He went on to earn his law degree from Memphis State University in 1972. Skip was a prominent attorney in Dyersburg for almost 50 years and was a member of the Dyer County and Tennessee Bar Association. He was an avid fisherman and duck hunter on Reelfoot Lake, loved to play racquetball on his lunch hour and was passionate about the Tennessee VOLS. He was a member of Ridgely First United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg officiated by Reverend Johnny Welch with interment to follow in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. The family will receive friends on Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Tucker Rogers, Tyler Rogers, Jeremy Rogers, Jay Roney, Jamil Homra and David Adcock will honor Skip as pallbearers.
He is survived by two daughters, Tish Riley Roney (Jay) of Hendersonville, Nikki Riley Rogers of Dyersburg; one sister, Cam Riley Patterson of Tiptonville; and five grandchildren, Kaylee Rogers, Tucker Rogers, Tyler Rogers, Aiden Roney and Austyn Roney.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Pam Riley Rector and brother in law, William “Bear” Rector, his brother in law, Bobby Patterson, his nephew, Riley Rector and his niece Hollie Adcock.
The family requests memorials be directed to Ridgely First United Methodist Church, 120 S. Church Street, Ridgely, TN 38080 or Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103.
We are privileged and honored to serve the Riley family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com.