Mr. William Alexander Riley “Bill,” 84, of Greenwood died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
He was born in Decatur, Ill., a son of Alexander and Sylvia Belle (Love) Riley. He married Mary Ann (Gray) Riley on Aug. 25, 1951, in Danville, Ill.
He is preceded in death by his wife; beloved son, William Alan Riley; one brother, Robert Riley, and two sisters, Bethel Garner and Marjorie Riley.
Survivors include a son, Bob Riley (Jami) of Stilesville; a daughter Debbie Ann Weber (Jerry) of Nineveh; a daughter-in-law Terry Soilleux; three sisters, Francis Farrell, Anna Mae Rade, Sylvia Belle Morgan; 10 grandchildren; Carmen, Aaron, Tony, Nikki, Jarrod, Ozy, Quincy, Simon, Lily and Shanna; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Bill served our country in the United States Navy. He worked for General Motors, Allison Division for more than 36 years and retired in 1987. He was a member of New Beginnings Community Church. Bill was a devoted husband and father and was loved by many nieces and nephews, which he dearly loved in return. He was a man who saw good in everyone and was always ready to help anyone in need. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and loved him.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions are suggested to New Beginnings Community Church, 1876 Northwood Plaza, Unit 134, Franklin, IN 46131.
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