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Daniel "Dan" Roscoe Riley, Jr.

December 27, 1942 — December 18, 2022



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NEWVILLE, AL…Mr. Riley passed away Sunday December 18, 2022 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. He was 79 years old. He was a long-time resident of the Old Center Community in Henry County Al. and was a member of the Concord Baptist Church and Old Center Church.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel with the Reverend Scott Wyatt and Jim Tucker officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Tuesday evening at Wright Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial with military rites will follow at the Old Center Church Cemetery, near Newville, Alabama, with Reverend Anita Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clint Hutto Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 157 Headland, Alabama 36345, in honor of my dear friend Don Hutto. would be appreciated.

Mr. Riley was born December 27, 1942. He graduated from Newville High School in the class of 1961 and earned an Associate Degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1971. He served his country with Hq. & Hq. Company, 131st Armored Division during the Berlin Crisis of 1962. He was a Master Mason and a lifetime member of Clay Bank Lodge 908 in Ozark.

Mr. Riley retired as an Airframe and Powerplant instructor at the Aviation College in Ozark, Al. He was a FAA certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic and a FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner. In 2012 he was presented with the Federal Aviation Administration Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award for 50 years’ service to the aviation maintenance industry.

Mr. Riley was preceded in death by his parents Daniel Roscoe Riley Sr. and Lillie Madeline (Murphy)Riley.

In the early years of his career Mr. Riley was employed by several aircraft maintenance contractors at Fort Rucker, Al. as well as Pan American World Airways in Miami, Florida.

Mr. Riley owned and operated the NAPA Auto Parts store in Headland for several years. He was a long-time member of the Headland Airport Authority and Secretary to the Henry County Water Authority.

Mr. Riley is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charlene Combs Riley; his two sons, Daniel P. Riley (Angie), Suffolk VA. and David M. Riley (Mary), Headland AL; his daughter, Kelly C. Reaves (Taylor), Hoover AL; his six grandchildren, Alyssa Riley and Brook Riley, Suffolk VA. Rhyan Riley (Becca), Boaz AL and Brianna Riley, Headland AL, Jordan Reaves and Jackson Reaves, Hoover AL; his great granddaughter, Willow Ruth Riley, Boaz AL; his two sisters, Linda Ward, Echo, AL and Nancy Richburg (Johnny) Grove Hill, AL; and his brother, Mike Riley (Debbie), Old Center Community, AL; along with his many nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers will be Alan Williams, Terry Braun, Wesley Thompson, Tyler Marcus Jeff Druckenmiller, and Mark Tye.



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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home and Crematory

15579 US Hwy 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home & Crematory

15579 US Highway 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Old Center United Methodist Church

764 CR 89, Newville, AL 36353

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