July 19, 2024
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Farris Gene Riley, Jr.

1939 – 2023

Funeral services for Farris Gene Riley, Jr., 83, of Alba, were held on April 6, at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home in Alba. Bro. Byron George officiated.

Interment followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Alba. Pallbearers were Michael Riley, Todd Riley, David Dunavin, Monty Ashworth, Lance Luttrull and Jason Moore.

Mr. Riley died on April 2, 2023, at his residence in Alba. He was born on December 24, 1939, in Alba, to Farris Gene ‘Pete’ Riley and Mary Imogene Sanders Riley. 

He married Leetha Faye Birket in Dallas on May 24, 1963. He served in the United States Army for over four years, and retired from Intercontinental Manufacturing in Garland after 30 years of service. He enjoyed raising cattle on his farm in Alba, and spending time with family and friends. He gave his life to the service of God, country and family.

Mr. Riley is survived by his wife of 59 years; son, Curtis Riley and wife Robin of Sachse; brother, Randy Riley and wife Aron of Alba, and Jaden Smith; three grandchildren, Cole Riley, Casey Bazyk and Rainey Palmer; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jackie Riley; and five brothers, George, Bobby, Roy Mac, Ricky and Chris Riley.