Obituary: Lester Lee Riley
Lester Lee Riley, 69, of Moberly, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to Thomas Cassidy “Doc” Riley and Eva Nadine Roberts on December 14, 1943, in Moberly. On June 1, 1968, he married Susan Kroner Riley and she survives of the home.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and later worked as a skilled laborer in construction.
Lester was a lifelong resident of Moberly and was a loyal Greyhound basketball fan, as well as a Cardinals baseball fan. He was an avid hunter and turkey was his favorite game to hunt. He loved animals and enjoyed river fishing and visiting the Union Covered Bridge. He loved a good bargain and shopping at the Goodwill store was always a fun time. He could always put a smile on your face and he was the best storyteller ever! To Lester, his family meant everything, and he was a devoted husband, father and grandpa.
Those preceding him in death are his parents, and a brother, Howard Riley.
He is survived by his wife; a brother, Charles “C.B.” Riley and Georgia of Moberly; two sisters, Donna Jean Smashey and Russell of Batavia, OH, and Melba Sue Brazeal and Ken of Huntsville; his children, Kevin Riley and Rita, Julie Riley, Melissa Riley and fiancée Ronnie Barron, all of Moberly; grandchildren, Trevor Riley, Anna Riley, Alex Hull, Ethan Hull, Austin Barron and Sydney Barron, all of Moberly.
Services will be Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home with interment at the Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated to: Randolph County Relay for Life, c/o Molly Nuhn, 735 Farror, Moberly, MO 65270.
Pathway Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.