Lloyd D. Riley - age 79, of Gallatin, MO, passed away Sunday night, March 22nd, 2020, at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin. Lloyd was born on February 19th, 1941 the son of Lloyd Edwin and Wilma Nadine (Barr) Riley in Kearney, MO. He was a 1959 graduate of Kearney High School. On August 5th, 1960 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Evelyn Prentice in Kearney, MO. The couple made their first home on a farm east of Kearney and in 1973, they moved their family to the farm south of Gallatin, MO. Lloyd was your classic, self-made, hard-working farmer all of his life. He served his community as a member of the Masonic Lodge, member of the board of directors for Greenhills Communications for over 30 years, serving as president for 23 of those years. Lloyd loved his family, especially his wife, Evelyn, and enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren at every opportunity. He was an avid fan of western movies and books with John Wayne and Louis L’Amour at the top of his list. Farming, horses, working with cattle and his seat at the “coffee shop” were important to him. He will be dearly missed.
Mr. Riley was preceded in death by the love of his life, Evelyn; parents; brother, Gary Riley; brother, David Riley; great granddaughter Lucy Morrison. Survivors: son, Greg (Jean) Riley of Overland Park, KS; son, Jeff (Anita) Riley of Gallatin; son, Pat (Heather) Riley of Winterset, IA; son, Steven Riley of Gallatin; brother, Richard (Cheryl) Riley of Excelsior Springs; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Gallatin R-V FFA Chapter in care of the funeral home. Private family services due to COVID-19 (Corona Virus). No visitation is scheduled. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday (3/25) from 9 AM to 5 PM. Due to restrictions put in place by the State of Missouri, no more than 10 people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallatin. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. You may offer online condolences and sign the register book at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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