Donald Ray Riley (65)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: December 23, 1953
Death: August 5, 2019

Donald Ray Riley, 65, formerly of Grayville, Illinois, died Monday, August 5, 2019, in Jefferson County, Missouri, the result of a traffic accident.  He was born December 23, 1953, in Farmington, New Mexico, the son of Dean and Zella (Nesler) Riley.  He was married to Debra (Rudisill) Riley, and she survives.

Don loved his work at HWP Industrial Rigging where he was a heavy rigger/hauler.  He was a member of The River Church.  He enjoyed working in his yard, taking family vacations to the mountains, hunting, and striving to be a “grill master” by cooking various entrees on his grill.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Riley of Owensville, Indiana; daughters Deana (Darrel) Thompson of West Salem, Illinois, Maria (Joe) Trupiano of Winfield, Missouri; brother Bill (Judy) Warmack of Grayville; grandchildren Drew (Skye), Dathan, Delaney, Logan, Dylan; and great-grandchild, Jude.

He is preceded in death by his parents Dean and Zella Riley.

Visitation and funeral are Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Visitation is 10 am to 12 noon with funeral service at 12 noon. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to The River Church, 4406 North 1970 Boulevard, West Salem, Illinois 62476 and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel - Grayville - Saturday - August 10, 2019 - 10 am - 12 noon
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel - Grayville - Saturday - August 10, 2019 - 12 noon
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: The River Church, 4406 North 1970 Boulevard, West Salem, Illinois 62476

7 thoughts on “Donald Ray Riley”

  1. Linda Odom points

    So sorry, family. Have known Donnie all my life. Good, hard-working man
    I remember his mom and Bill, too, of course. Our sympathies.

  2. Dear Debbie, Deana, Maria, and families,
    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a wonderful, hard working, kind man and I know he will be greatly missed. Please know that my thoughts, prayers, and love will be with you during this time of overwhelming sadness. Don was a very special person and he will always be remembered with love.
    Geralyn Weil

  3. Roy and Mary Roberts

    I don’t recall ever seeing Don without that smile on his face. We just talked couple weeks ago about his plans on retirement. So sorry Debbie and family. Our prayers are with you all. God has his plans but we only to find out later. God Bless you all.

  4. Debbie
    Just learned the news about Don. I just can’t believe it and am so sorry for your loss.
    Don and so shared many childhood memories when our folks were alive. Don was so kind!

  5. Darren & Wendy Davis

    We grieve with your family in this time… Know you are deeply loved and we are standing with you!

    Darren & Wendy Davis

  6. Maria,
    Your entire family will continue to be in my prayers. A girl losing her Dad is one of the hardest things we face in this thing we call life. Turn up the love for your Momma, she will need you more than ever. Talk about your Dad often and keep his memory alive. He will always be right there with you!
    Love you girl.

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