OBITUARY

John S Riley

February 3, 1946March 24, 2021
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John Squire Riley, 75, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Hamilton, OH. He was born February 3, 1946 to Samuel and Isabelle (Smith) Riley in Perry Co., KY. He graduated from Buckhorn High School in 1964. Ten days later he joined the US Air Force and trained in Texas. He served in Panama, Oklahoma and Vietnam as an Air Policeman. He worked as a police officer in Hazard, KY from 1968-69. He came to Ohio in 1969 for work. He worked at Avon for 24 years and Fairfield Township Police Department for 26 years. He retired in 1995 due to blindness caused by Agent Orange. He was proceeded in death by his parents Sam and Isabelle Riley; five brothers Bert, Ed, Billy, Charlie, Glenn and a sister Helen. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Eva Carol (McIntosh) Riley; their three children Greg (Jackie) Riley, Michelle Riley, Amanda (Brian) Teates; six grandkids Kerina, Chase, Dryden, Contessa, Evander and Kyle, one great grandkid Denali; a brother Sam and a sister Ruth; a best friend Vernon Shobe; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 2565 Princeton Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011. A visitation will also be held on Monday, March 29, 2021, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. with the funeral service to follow. Burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park following the funeral service, where military rites will be held. Condolences can be made at www.rosehillfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 28, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, March 29, 2021

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Teresa and Doug Crawford

March 26, 2021

To the Riley Family,
Teresa and I are so saddened to learn the passing of John. An amazing man, a great friend and Brother which I had the privilege to meet and work side by side for many years. He was ALWAYS there when needed no matter when or where.

The stories that can be told about him and about our career with most of our stories true but unbelievable.

Our Prayers for John and Family.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Shirley Turnet

March 25, 2021

To a great cousin who also had a beautilful smile . Always laughing a great husband and a great father and he loved his grandkids a always put is family first. Making sure they had want they needed and taught them right from wrong but more of all to make sure that God was a very important part of their lives . And now John is safe in the arms of Jesus at home with his mommy and daddy . To have peace and so I leave this with the knowledge that someday soon I will see him again . Rest in peace my cousin . Love you always

Helen Smith Turner

March 25, 2021

So sorry to hear of my Dear first cousin passing. We grew up living next door to each other. You were the brother that I never had. Always there to protect me if I needed someone. Your sweet mom (My Aunt) Isa I loved her & Uncle Sam so much. I know they have welcomed you to your new home. Until we meet again. Love you. ❤️

Carolyn Sue Connell

March 25, 2021

We were so saddened to hear of Uncle John passing. Our deepest sympathy to all.
Sincerely,
Carolyn Sue and Vic Connell
Donna Parsons
Bob and Nancy Riley
Nella Coe

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