William Charles “Billy” Riley, 76, of Louisburg, passed away, Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Hillside Nursing Center. He was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Halifax County, the son of the late Bruce M. Riley and Lucille Pendelton Riley. William lived most of his life in Louisburg with his wife, Dorothy Riley, until her death in 2010.
Graveside services were held March 5, 2014, at Fairview Cemetery, with the Rev. Spencer Strickland officiating.
William is survived by a brother, Rufus Riley, and wife, Vivian, of Rocky Mount; a special cousin who cared for him, Melody Skelton and husband, David, of Franklinton; several more cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, all of N.C.; and a special friend, Terry Murphy, of Wake Forest.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the administration and staff at Hillside Nursing Center of Wake Forest for the excellent and compassionate care provided for William over the years.
To assist the family with funeral expenses memorial contributions can be made to Bright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 646, Wake Forest, N.C. 27588. Online condolences may be made at brightfunerals.com.
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