February 11, 1933 – February 22, 2013 In Loving Memory.
Richard J. ‘Dick’ Riley, 80, of Fairhope, AL, passed away Friday February 22, 2013. He was born in Caro, MI and lived in four different States and seven different places throughout his life. His professional career was primarily in the oil industry where he was in marketing for AMOCO, did consulting for BP, and owned 3 Truck Stops in Indiana and New Mexico. He loved to fish, hunt, ski, play golf and travel. He had a great concern for politics and his well known sense of humor would have appreciated an early condolence that stated ‘May he rest in eternal non-political peace’.
Dick was a member of St. Francis at the Point Anglican Church and worked with and supported The Children’s Miracle Network. Memorials may be made to either of these or to a Charity of Choice.
Mr. Riley is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Hamilton Riley, daughters, Pam Messick & husband Russ, Billie Jo Riley both of Boulder, CO, Deborah Russell and husband Tom of Venice Beach, CA; son, Chris Riley of Fairhope; a brother, Gary Riley and wife Georgine of Gainesville, GA. Seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A private family service will take place at St. Francis and burial will be at a later date in Caro, MI.
Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, Alabama.
Im very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I was one on his Amoco dealers in South Bend. Dick was one of those guy’s that was bigger then life. He did alot for my business and is the reason I lasted 20 years with Amoco in South Bend and later in Grand Rapids Mi where I live to this day. He was good for a lunch most weeks. I’ve missed being around him for many year’s. He was not a man without faults, however I enjoyed all the time we talked. He will be missed. I’m very sorry for your loss.
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