Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 8, 2012

Reese T. Riley Sr.

BLUEFIELD — Reese T. Riley Sr., 73, of Bluefield, died, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at a Bluefield hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1938 in Horsepen, Va., he was a son of the late Benny Riley and Hattie Osborne Riley. He was a former plant operator for Floyd Asphalt Co. for 30 years, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and attended the Bluefield Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Neal; daughter, Janet Green; brother, Alex Riley; sister, Mary Akers; and two great-grandchildren, Joey Dailey and Shannon Riley .

Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Carter Riley of the home; two sons, Reece Riley Jr. and wife, Paula, John Riley and Melissa, all of Bluefield; three daughters, Marie Boerboom and husband, Henry, Mary Dillow, Donna Lawson and husband, Randy, all of Bluefield; sisters, Maggie Dillow of Bluefield and Saddie Riley of Fla., 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory, Bluefield with the Rev. Emory Marchant officiating. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Mark Taylor, Keith Meadows, Dave Marchant, Malcolm Dillow, Alex Riley and Thomas Dillard. Honorary pallbearer is Lambertus Boerboom

The family will receive friends Monday, July 9, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory, Bluefield.  

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com.  Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Reese T. Riley.

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