Kenneth R. Riley

Kenneth R. Riley

Kenneth R. Riley, 84, of Karnak, died at 10:48 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at his home.

Mr. Riley was born on Sept. 7, 1936, in Karnak.  He attended school in Karnak.  

Kenneth and Joyce Annable were married on June 1, 1957. They shared 63 years together.  

He loved spending time with his family, taking care of his cats, gardening and mowing.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Annable Riley; daughter Beverly (Leslie) Wright of Ullin; sons Terry (Tina) Riley of Anna,  Gary (Nancy) Riley of Vienna and Ken Wade (Tamra) Riley of Huntsville, Ala.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Riley was preceded in death by his parents, Frealin and June Wilson Riley;  a brother, Donald Riley; and an infant brother, Harold Dean Riley

 Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Kenneth R. Riley were held at noon Monday, Jan. 25, at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. The Rev. Alan Milligan officiated. Interment follow in the Cypress Cemetery.

Pallbearers serving were Jeffrey Wright, Zachary Riley, Nicholas Riley, Samuel Riley, Dustin Thurston and Cory  Bloodworth.

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Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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