James D. Riley, 77, Hannibal, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Jeff Anderson, officiating. Graveside services and burial will be 3 p.m. Saturday, in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Bucklin, with Rev. Brian Baker officiating. Pallbearers will be Mark Nickerson, Gary Lane, Bryan Switzer, Milford Olson, Roger Stone and Phillip Martin. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Hannibal LaGrange University Music Department in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel, 2619 St. Mary's Ave., Hannibal, Mo. 63401. Online condolences to the family may be left at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com.
James D. Riley was born March 18, 1935, in Hannibal, son of James Russell and Lola Marie (McDonald) Riley. He was married to Carole Jo Lane on July 17, 1982, in Hannibal. He was first married to June Clayvell and later to Marjorie M. Krigbaum Lewellen.
James was a pressman for Standard Printing Company for several years. He later was an estimator for SPC Graphics and also worked for Culligan and Hannibal-LaGrange College (now University). He was currently with Community Support Assistant for food distribution for Douglass Community Services. He was a long time and active member of Calvary Baptist Church and the church music program. He served as trustee and usher for Calvary as well as a member of the Homebuilders Sunday School Class. He was a former member of the Mark Twain Chorale. He was a graduate of Hannibal High School, class of 1953.
Survivors include his wife, Carole Jo; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Dawn and Garry Tucker, Diamond Oaks, Texas; daughter-in-law, Tammy Riley, Hannibal; grandchildren, Nicholas Riley, Andrew Riley, Jacob McCarty, Audrey McCarty, Krista Stoll, Brandy Turek , Stacy Galluzzio; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Wayne Riley; one sister-in-law, Janis S. (Dr. Slayden) Yarbrough, Vancouver, Wash.; and nieces and nephews..
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Dennis Lee Riley and Bradford Wayne Riley; daughter-in-law, Sharon Riley; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Riley.