Dawn Riley, February 27, 1967 – May 12, 2018

Dawn Riley
February 27, 1967 – May 12, 2018

Alissa Dawn Tinker Riley, 51 of Coalfield, went home to be with her precious Lord and Savior while surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

She was a faithful member of Big Mountain Baptist Church. She had a beautiful testimony and her life was devoted to living for Christ. Her strong will to live and unwavering faith in God carried her through a two year battle with cancer. Her life of joy, shown through her constant smiles, hugs, and laughter, will never be forgotten. Her extraordinary love for her husband and three daughters could never be measured.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Tinker; grandmother, Maude Hembree; aunt, Faye Hembree.

She is survived by her husband, Bryan Riley; daughters, Brynne, Tavyne, and Taylor Riley; mother, Barbara Tinker; brother, Dion Tinker and wife Wendy; sister, Heather Patterson and husband Jerry; sister, Holly Tinker; aunt, Georgeanna Koivu and husband Ray; aunt, Rochelle Bailey; and a host of precious nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Visitation will be from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Premier Sharp Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 8 pm with Rev. Greg Overton and Rev. Dewey Brown officiating. Burial will be at 11 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Western/Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.

Our Light, Our Love, Our Life- we will cherish you always and long for the day we meet you in Heaven.

Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proudly serving the Riley family and we invite you to share a message of condolence to the family at www.sharpfh.com

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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