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Rev Lester Foster Franklin Riley

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Rev Lester Foster Franklin Riley

Birth
Independence, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Death
2 Sep 2008 (aged 87)
North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Freetown, Jackson County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
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The Rev. Lester Foster Franklin Riley, 87, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.

He was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Independence, Ky., the son of Grafty Lee and Cordelia Gertrude Tungate Riley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had been a minister in the Old Regular Baptist Church for 50 years. He was employed as a courier for the Indiana State Highway Department for 14 years, McCormack Lumber Co. in Franklin, Moir Lumber Co. in North Vernon for six years, Pennsylvania Railroad in Cincinnati, Ohio, Caudill Lumber Co. in Ermine, Ky., and had a route as a driver for Butler Dairy in North Vernon. He was a member of the North Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Matt Hester Post 2021, the Blind Veterans Association and the Valley Home Regular Baptist Church in Kurtz, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed sharing photographs, playing euchre and making pictures from copper, as well as spending time at his church.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy L aura Murrell; his parents; three brothers, Gilbert, G.W. and Charles Allen Riley; and seven sisters, Goldie Roberts, Velma Gressik, Marie Hutchinson, Jeanie Webb, Myrtle Riley, Louise Sneed and Pearl Olson.

The funeral was at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon. Burial was in the Valley Home Cemetery in Jackson County. Military honors were conducted graveside by the North Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Matt Hester Post 2021.

Madison Courier 9/4/08
The Rev. Lester Foster Franklin Riley, 87, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.

He was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Independence, Ky., the son of Grafty Lee and Cordelia Gertrude Tungate Riley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had been a minister in the Old Regular Baptist Church for 50 years. He was employed as a courier for the Indiana State Highway Department for 14 years, McCormack Lumber Co. in Franklin, Moir Lumber Co. in North Vernon for six years, Pennsylvania Railroad in Cincinnati, Ohio, Caudill Lumber Co. in Ermine, Ky., and had a route as a driver for Butler Dairy in North Vernon. He was a member of the North Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Matt Hester Post 2021, the Blind Veterans Association and the Valley Home Regular Baptist Church in Kurtz, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed sharing photographs, playing euchre and making pictures from copper, as well as spending time at his church.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy L aura Murrell; his parents; three brothers, Gilbert, G.W. and Charles Allen Riley; and seven sisters, Goldie Roberts, Velma Gressik, Marie Hutchinson, Jeanie Webb, Myrtle Riley, Louise Sneed and Pearl Olson.

The funeral was at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon. Burial was in the Valley Home Cemetery in Jackson County. Military honors were conducted graveside by the North Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Matt Hester Post 2021.

Madison Courier 9/4/08


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