Michael “Peco” Linney, 51, was born in Iredell County on June 13, 1971, to DeHaven Foote Reeves and the late James Cordell Linney. He departed this life on Monday, April 24, 2023.

He attended West Iredell High School and was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was employed as a cook at the Chicken Hut and enjoyed working on cars. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar Foote, Mildred Foote, and Gerald Foote; and his aunt, Ann Stockton.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his mother, DeHaven Foote Linney Reeves of Cleveland, N.C.; two brothers, James (Daseca) Linney of Charlotte, N.C., and Shawn McCombs of Mooresville, N.C.; two sisters, Kimberly Linney of Olin, N.C., and Audra McCombs of Mooresville, N.C.; aunts and uncles, Gail Linney Powell, Gail Tucker, Sandra Foote, Crystal Foote, Tewana Foote Allison, John Redmon, Andrian Murray, Calvin Foote, Oscar Foote Jr., and Michael Wasson; godmother, Vanessa Ellison; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, church family, and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 12 noon at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Statesville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery, Statesville.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Linney at www.rutledgeandbigham.com.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Linney family.