Lloyd Franklin Riley of St. James, Missouri passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Missouri Veterans Home, in St. James, Missouri at the age of 91. Lloyd was born in Rolla, Missouri on April 19, 1927 to the late James Lloyd and Ethel Ella (Cox) Riley. On June 3, 1949 Lloyd married the love of his life, Miss Doris Marie Patterson, this union was blessed with two children. Lloyd proudly served his Country in the United States Army; he spent his entire life farming, raising cattle, and at one time hogs; when they raised dairy cattle Lloyd also worked for Tucker Dairy, going around to the farms collecting the milk cans and taking them back to the Dairy; He was a member, and served as a Deacon of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and was a 50 plus year member of the Plumbers and Pipe fitters Union. Lloyd was a people person, a good listener, without being judgmental, he was a “go-to” guy for almost anything you needed, maybe a piece of equipment that needed fixed, something needing built, or if you just needed some words of wisdom, Lloyd was your guy; although he was very humble, and did not want any praise for his works, he did a lot of things that nobody even knew about. When it came time to build their home, he did it from the ground up, sawing every board himself out the trees that he cut down himself. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, his finest quality was his patience, an inherent ability to listen, to absorb and to offer a point of view based on quiet, measured wisdom. Finally, every day of his 69 years of marriage, he taught his children, and grandchildren what it meant to be a great husband. He married his sweetheart, he adored her, he laughed with her and cried with her, and was dedicated to her totally. We bid farewell as we mourn the lose of a lively, and dignified soul, a soul that brought joy and fulfillment to many, and whose legacy will live forever. Lloyd Franklin Riley is survived by his wife Doris, of the home; children, Linda Wools and husband Don, of St. James, MO, and Dale Riley Sr. and wife Brenda, of St. James, MO; grandchildren, Dana Farrow, and husband Tommy, Janet Jenkins, and husband Bryan, Dale Riley Jr., and wife Melissa, and Karen Salts, and husband Jarrad; great- grandchildren, Kayla Wansing, and husband Adam, Jason Walker, Kassidy Farrow, Dale L. Riley III (Trey), Caleb Riley, Savannah Salts, Cayden Jenkins, and Gavin Jenkins; great-great grandchildren, Max Riley Keeran, Ella JoAnne Wansing, and Henry Lane Duncan; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents Lloyd was preceded in death by his sisters, Velma Williams, Mae Otis, and Loretta Scott; brother, Cecil Elmer Riley; brothers-in-law, Bill Williams, Raymond Otis, and James Scott; great- granddaughter, Madelyn Grace Salts. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor David Scudder officiating. Interment with full Military Honors will follow at the Macedonia Cemetery with Dale Riley Jr., Trey Riley, Jarrad Salts, Tommy Farrow, Bryan Jenkins, and Jason Walker serving as pallbearers, and Caleb Riley, Adam Wansing, Cayden Jenkins, Gavin Jenkins, and Max Keeran serving as honorary pallbearers. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Chapel on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 5-7PM. Memorials are suggested and appreciated to the Macedonia Cemetery. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lloyd Franklin Riley please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Lloyd Franklin Riley April 19 1927 February 4 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Salem, state: Missouri