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Joshua Shane Ridley

Joshua Shane Ridley, 32, of Crossville, Tennessee, died Friday, August 11, 2023.

He was of the Christian faith. He was a wonderful husband and father. He was a graduate of Dade County High School where he was Salutatorian and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tennessee Tech. He was a talented musician, family-oriented and a great role model.

He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Paul Greer Davis and Mickey Ridley; and great-grandparents, Bernice and Carl Holland and L.V. and Ersie Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Brittney Ridley of Crossville; children, Elihu Shane Ridley and Diana Patricia Ridley; parents, Marshall and Patricia Ridley; brothers, Elijah (Michelle) Ridley of Harriman, and Josiah (Savannah) Ridley of Crossville; grandmother, Alice Holland of Trenton, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jack Sexton officiating. Burial was in Rainey-Dill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Putnam Reed Funeral Home.

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Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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