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Jerry Allen Riley

October 5, 1941October 6, 2020
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Jerry Allen Riley, 79, Kokomo, passed away October 6, 2020. He was born in Kokomo on October 5, 1941 to Martin and Nora Riley.

He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1960, retired in 1990 from Delco after 30 years, was president of the Quarter Midget Club during the 1970’s and an owner of a USAC Midget. He was a devoted father who adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a heart of gold and a passion for open wheel racing.

Jerry married Connie Jo Mooney on March 17, 1962 who passed away in 2008 after 46 years together. She was the love of his life.

He is survived by a son; Troy (Michelle) Riley, daughter; Tonya Cook, grandchildren; Alisha (Chad) Wilhelm, Allison Witt, Anastasia (Sean) Davis, Andrew (Hannah) Cook, Tabytha (Lukas) Fore and Shayne (Kayela) Riley, great grandchildren; Alexander, Mikayla, Kaitlyn, Fulton, Elijah, Adaline, Mazie and Halle, brother; Martin “Buck” Riley.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son; Todd William Riley, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral Services will be Saturday October 10, 2020 at 1:30pm at Ellers Mortuary Webster St. Chapel in Kokomo. Friends may call from 12:00pm until time of service. Entombment will immediately follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Pastor Margaret Lowe will officiate.

Contributions may be made in Jerry’s name to: Cure SMA, 925 Busse Rd. Elk Grove Village IL, 60007

You may find Jerry’s obit at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com where you can order flowers and leave the family a message.

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Sharon McQuiston

October 11, 2020

Jerry and I went to high school together. I always walked home for lunch he would wait outside the school for me and ride his bike alongside of me till he got to Purdum Street, then I would go on home. On my way back from lunch he would be sitting there waiting for me at Purdum Street and ride the bicycle beside me me back to the school. He was special. We had conversations the whole time.

Michelle Rodriguez- Riley

October 9, 2020

I remember when I was little uncle Jerry and my father Fred Riley use to work on race cars.

Terti Belt ( Coram)

October 9, 2020

Tonya ,Troy,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father, my condolences and prayers are with you !

Tanya Reynolds/Stewart

October 8, 2020

Jerry and I went to Kokomo High School together, being in the same roll room all four years, graduating together. Jerry was a quiet person and shy but always so kind to others. His wife, Connie and I took ballet together.
My heart goes out to his family. It is never easy to lose a parent no matter the age. You know your dad loved you. Stay strong.
Love and Prayers!
Tanya Reynolds Stewart

Marianna Soots

October 7, 2020

I have really enjoyed spending time and talking with Uncle Jerry as he has collaborated with me on my Riley Ancestry project since 2017 and contributed more then I could ever thank him for. I invited him on a road trip and I was tickled when he said yes and we attended our cousin’s 100th birthday celebration in southern Indiana. We visited our relatives and saw Cousins we remembered and more not. Thank you for sharing your memories of family and of your life with me. You will be missed and never forgotten.

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