Fred Riley


BRUCE – Fred D. Riley, 78, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. He was born on May 29, 1934, in Bruce. He was the son of D.U. “Dude” and Beatrice Brasher Riley. He graduated from Bruce High School and Delta State University. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. After returning from Germany, he moved to Jackson, where he worked 20 years for National Cash Register in sales. He loved his family, friends, training Labrador Retrievers, cooking wild game and duck hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle U. “Dude” and Beatrice Riley; a sister, Maudine Riley Baldwin (Billy); one brother, Dewey Riley (Nora); and one nephew, Eugene Riley.

He is survived by two nieces, Donna Catrett (Marvin) of Houma, La., and Beth Baldwin Madison (Ronny) of Fayette, Ala.; and three nephews, William Baldwin (Mary) of Iuka, Dewey Riley (Laura) of Houma, La., and Fred W. Riley (Rosalee) of Houma, La.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at Bruce with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.

Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

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