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Thomas Michael "Tom" Riley, 79, of Anderson unexpectedly died at his residence, Sept. 2, 2017.
He was born Aug. 1, 1938, in Anderson, the son of James Benjamin and Esta Irene (Estes) Riley.
He served in the United States National Guard.
He retired in 1999 from Delco Remy after 30 years and was employed nine years at HyPro.
He bowled for 53 years and loved deer hunting and fishing.
Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Dee (Day) Riley of Anderson, whom he married Oct. 19, 1957; daughter, Pamela D. Riley and son, Joseph Michael Riley; seven grandchildren, Anthony Smith Sr., Benjamin Smith, Kaydee Riley, Johnathon Benzenbower, Wesley Riley, Britni Riley and Nick Freeman; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Riley; and sister, Carolyn Riley Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Warner, Jack and Bill Riley and sister, Donna (Riley) Douglas.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Pastor Ned Clark officiating and burial following at Bronnenberg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on September 5, 2017
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