Danny Dee Riley of South Point
Danny Dee Riley, 72, of South Point, OH passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James Bolen and Elder Roger Maynard. Burial followed at Sallie Smith Cemetery, Dunlow, WV. He was born July 31, 1940 in Lawrence County, OH, a son of the late Herschel and Thelma Pemberton Riley. He was a 1958 Graduate of Chesapeake High School where he was awarded “Male Athlete of the Year.” He proudly served with courage and honor in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962. During his enlistment, he completed tours of duty in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and was an instructor at Officer Training School for two years in Quantico, VA. He served as president, coach and mentor for South Point Youth Sports. In 2002, Danny retired from Aristech/Sunoco Chemicals in Haverhill, OH after 31 years of service. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Marine Corps League detachment 340 in Huntington as well as the Honor Guard Commander at the American Legion Post 93 in Kenova, WV. Danny enjoyed helping his fellow veterans as a DAV driver for the VA Medical Center in Huntington where he had over 11,000 volunteer hours and logged 75,000 miles. Also preceding him in death was an infant son, Gregory Allen Riley; a brother, Dickie Riley and and a brother-in-law, J. Bernard Clark. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Janice Pack Riley; a daughter Michelle Riley Boggs and husband, James of Ashland, KY; a son, Shawn Daniel Riley and fiancé, Casey Spiller and her daughter, Jenna of Knoxville, TN; two grandchildren, Mason and Danielle Boggs of Ashland, KY; a sister, Barbara Clark of Chesapeake, OH; and a host of friends and additional family. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Sunday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV.