Military veteran

Paul Shelby Riley, 90, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Mountain View Mercy Hospital.

He was born June 4, 1923, son of James Albert and Anna Jane McKee Riley. He and Judy Isabell Shoults were married Jan. 26, 1942.

He served with the Army during World War II. He was a light machine gunner and also qualified as a rifle expert. He received two Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal for his duty.

He loved riding horses with his granddaughter, Cherish, attending horse shows at Summersville Saddle Club and hunting with Ronnie Harper while riding their mules. He enjoyed eating lunch at the Summersville Senior Center and teasing the cooks.

He was a devoted member of Hartshorn Assembly of God Church, attending service every Sunday and enjoying church activities as long as his health provided.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Isabell; his parents; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Ernest and Ralph Riley; and four sisters, Dora Shoults, Cora Riley, Myrtle Riley and Florence Briggs.

Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Irene Riley; an adopted daughter, Mary Corlett of Springfield; a granddaughter; a grandson; a sister, Ethel Sykes of Hartshorn; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were Tuesday, Dec. 10, at at Bradford Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Graveside services with military honors were in Antioch Cemetery.

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