Jody D. Linville of Iron City, TN was born on July 13, 1979 in Florence, AL, the son of Curtis and Carol Sue Rich Linville of Cypress Inn, TN, who survive. He was united in marriage to the former Susan Amelia Franks on July 14, 2001. Jody was a member of the Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Cypress Inn, TN and was employed with Constellium as Coating Operations Leader. He departed this life on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at his home at the age of 43 Years, 5 Months and 4 Days.
Jody was a kind, tender-hearted man always with a smile, a loved husband, daddy, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved his children, Joleigh and Tate, beyond measure, along with his whole family. Jody was preceded in death by his brother, Jake Linville and his grandparents, Granville and Dola Rich and Louis and Mary Linville.
Other than his parents, he is survived by his wife, Susan Linville and their children, Louis Tate Linville and Joleigh Hope Linville, all of Iron City, TN; a sister, Stephanie Ellis and husband, Paul of Muscle Shoals, AL; his parents-in-law, David and Dorothy Franks, sisters-in-law, Wendy Craig, husband, Russell and Kim Linville Thompson; nephews, Reid Ellis, Lige Craig, and Patch Craig; nieces, Jordan Ellis Crow, husband, Ron, Sydney Ellis, Logan Linville, Avery Linville, and Piper Craig.
The services were held Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Collinwood, Tennessee, with Greg Eaton and Stephen Stults officiating. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery, Cypress Inn, Tennessee with Shackelford Funeral Directors assisting the family. Pallbearers were Nick Thompson, Josh Vencion, Brier Daniel, Brent Daniel, Trent Daniel, and Caleb Brown. A memorial fund in his name has been established at Wayne County Bank for his children in his honor.