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George E. Riley

March 6, 1931 November 28, 2018
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Obituary for George E. Riley

Coach George E. Riley, 87, of Marianna died Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at his residence in Marianna, Fl.

George Edward Riley was the youngest son of Vernon and Nora Dyess Riley of Echo, Alabama. He was pre-deceased by his parents and a brother, Leonard Riley; a sister, Annette Riley Vinson and also pre-deceased by his loving wife, Virginia MacLaren Riley.

George grew up in Echo, Alabama. After graduating High School, he enrolled in Troy State University. Upon graduation from Troy, he joined the United States Army. Once he had served two years in the army, George moved to Marianna, Florida, where he began employment at Mariana High School as a math teacher. He also became head coach of the Marianna Bulldog football team and later the assistant principal.

After teaching and coaching for several years, George left the classroom and went to work at the Jackson County School Board Office. Near the end of his career, George was appointed to serve out the term of the retiring superintendent of schools and upon his own retirement, he retired as Jackson County School Superintendent.

George is survived by his four children, daughter, Robbin Riley Wells; two sons, Rick Riley and Larry Ingle; daughter, Toni Grenfell; six grandchildren, Heidi Donato, Terry West, Gina Crutchfield, Dee Dee Goodson, Georgeann Adkison, and Stacy King; sixteen great-grand children, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Marianna, Florida with Dr. Nathan Attwood officiating. A private family Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

Visitation will be Monday, December 3, 2018, beginning at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Marianna.


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Visitation

Monday

3

Dec

9:30 AM 12/3/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 12/3/2018 10:30:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Marianna

2901 Caledonia St.
Marianna, FL 32446

First United Methodist Church of Marianna
2901 Caledonia St. Marianna 32446 FL
United States

Service

Monday

3

Dec

11:00 AM 12/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Marianna

2901 Caledonia St.
Marianna, FL 32446

First United Methodist Church of Marianna
2901 Caledonia St. Marianna 32446 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3720 Caverns Rd.
Marianna, Florida 32446

3720 Caverns Rd. Marianna 32446 Florida
United States
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