Richard Travis Riley
Funeral Date: 7/15/2016

Obituary:
Richard Travis Riley, age 66, of Hermitage, AR, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2016. Born January 12, 1950, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he was the son of Leland and Frances Riley. Ricky worked for Southwestern Bell and AT&T for 33 years. He was an active member of Saline Baptist Church where he served as deacon, and he loved the Lord with all his heart. He always put others before himself. More than anything, Ricky enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and sharing his farm with friends and church family. He was the best son, brother, husband, father, and Papaw ever. Ricky is preceded in death by his father and his first wife, Joyce Outlaw Riley. He is survived by his mother and his wife of 8 years, Marilyn Rhodes Riley. He is also survived by a son, Jason Riley, of Hermitage, AR; a daughter Leslie Dickinson and her husband Josh of Benton; and Marilyns sons, Joey Roper of Springdale, AR, and John Roper of Houston, TX. He is survived by three sisters, Sandra Barnett and husband Jimmy of New Edinburg; Pat Bolland and husband Jud of Warren; and Marsha Berry and husband Phil of Warren. He was Papaw to a very special grandson, Walker Dickinson. Special nieces and nephews and many friends also survive him. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 15, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Tim Saunders and Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial was in Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter, by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tracy Saunders, Kenneth Saunders, Roger George, Sam Griffin, Bart Castleberry and Carlton Owen. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the Adult Sunday School Class at Saline Baptist and Richardís nephews. Memorials preferred to Saline Baptist Church, 807 Hwy 8 S, Hermitage, AR 71647.

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Name: Ronnie&Teresa Hays
Message: Prayers for all of this sweet family. Ricky was one in a million

Name: Debbie West
Message: This is a hard time, and I want to wish Mrs. Francis and Marilyn my deepest sympathy. Ricky was a wonderful person. Cherish his memory and know his joy as he is with his Lord.

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
Message: So sorry for your loss.thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
Message: Our prayers, love, and sympathy to all the family.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Dear Marsha and Sandra, our hearts are saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to the whole family. Ricky was a sweet young man as I recall.

Name: Becky and Buddy Rauls
Message: Marilyn, Marsha and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ricky will be missed by all.

Name: Carolyn & Maury Joe
Message: Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Name: Paul & Becky Gannaway
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Cody & Laura Harrod
Message: Uncle Ricky will be missed greatly. He was a good godly man but we know he is at peace now with aunt Joyce.

Name: James & Tanya Gardner
Message: So Sorry to hear about Mr. Ricky. Such a kind man. He will be missed. Praying for the whole family.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: My sympathy and prayers to the family.

Name: Bucky Wright
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I will always have good memories of our high school days.

Name: Donna Ozment-Raney
Message: Marilyn, sending prayers for peace. So sorry to hear about Ricky! He was a wonderful person and I know he will be missed greatly! Keeping you, along with all the family, in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Name: Donna Harton Usry
Message: So sorry for you loss. Ricky was a super nice guy.

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Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: You all are in our prayers.

Name: Kathy Hall
Message: Sorry for your loss. We will be praying for all of you.

Name: Sherry Pleas
Message: Leslie I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley
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Name: Donna & Jim B McDougald
Message: So very sorry for the loss of Ricky. He was such a nice man. Prayers for the family.

Name: Rik and Brenda Irvin
Message: sincerest sympathies

Name: Lorin McLoud
Message: Marilyn and Miss Francis , I am so sorry for your loss.My sympathies for this good man.

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: My love and prayers are with you all. May our Lord use His earthly angels to comfort you during this season of grief.

Name: Mike Berry
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Name: Billy and Judy Namenek
Message: Prayers and Thoughts to the Family

Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: Prayers for all the family. Ricky was a special man. He will be missed.

Name: Cookie Baker Arendt
Message: So very sorry to hear this sad news. Keeping all the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Glenda Scogin
Message: So sorry! Prayers for all of you!

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Marilyn and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I just saw him the other day and smiled and waved. I know your heart is breaking and want you to know you are in my prayers.

Name: Danny and Pam Cook
Message: Our hearts are very sad and our thoughts, love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Name: Marilyn & Robert Johnson
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Such a kind, godly man.

Name: Paulette and Bob Calloway
Message: family so sorry to hear of your loss, Ricky was very special. You are in our prayers.

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: So sorry to hear. Our prayers are for the family.

Name: Hugh and Brenda Quimby
Message: Ricky will be missed by many. Praying for the family.

Name: Linda &Philip Cathey
Message: so sorry for your loss . you will be in are prayers.

Name: Debbie Henry
Message: prayers for this sweet family

Name: pat burke
Message: Prayers for this sweet family.....comfort that so many cares

Name: Jason & Michelle McDougald
Message: You all are in our thoughts & prayers...Mr.Ricky will be greatly missed by all that knew him. If yall need anything please let us know...Love yall

Name: Kay & Bruce Brown
Message: Our love and thoughts are with you all. Ricky was special to all of us. God bless you.

Name: Bart and Mindy Castlebery
Message: Mr Ricky will be in our hearts forever. He has left a great mark on our family. His love for Christ has been a witness to how we should live and love. He had such love for children. We thank the Lord for our time with him and know we will see him again one day. We love you all and are praying for you.

Name: Sandra Rawls
Message: Marsha, and all of the family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Name: Rhonda Simmons
Message: Marilyn and family, I am so sorry about Ricky. He was truly a nice person. I know that day I saw you together just after you got engaged you could tell you were crazy about each other. He seemed to never meet a stranger. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Calvin Nichols
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Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Jaunice Cruce
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Name: Neil and Regina St. John
Message: Neil and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless and comfort you at this most difficult time.

Name: Randy and Skye Clanton
Message: May God wrap his arms around each of you. You all will continue to be in our prayers.

Name: Renae Allen
Message: Sorry for your loss. The whole family will be in my prayers!

Name: June & Jackie West
Message: So sorry about Ricky, he was a very fine man, our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Name: Lana and Roger Bodiford
Message: Marilyn, we are so very sorry.