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Danny Riley

08/06/1947 - 03/22/2023


Obituary For Danny Riley

Danny Paul Riley, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born August 6, 1947 to the late Huey Douglas Riley and the late Lula Bell Cromeans Riley. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a member of the 25th Lightning Division U.S. Army. He served as an infantryman in Explosive Ordinance Disposal. He acquired two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during Vietnam. He was a Sergeants Major with the MS Army National Guard. He retired out of the D-Co 1st 185th Aviation Battalion. He also retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation as a Lt. for the northeast region. He enjoyed gardening and working around the family farm. He loved his family and his granddaughters. He was fond of the title of Papaw. Services will be 3:00 pm on Saturday March 25, 2023 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Holsonback and Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial with Military Honors will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sarah Jo Riley; son, James (Kari) Riley; granddaughters: Hannah, Shelby, and Ruthie Riley; special nephews: Josh and Jake Holsonback; sister-in-law, Nellie (Bobby) Moore; sister-in-law, Betty (Gary) Pate; brother-in-law, Tim (Susan) Holsonback; host of many extended family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy Riley Pallbearers are Josh Holsonback, Jake Holsonback, Jonathan Pate, Jeff Moore, Honorary Pallbearer is James Neaves Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com

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  • 03/25/2023

    I served with Danny many years in the 185 Aviation at Tupelo. He was a great citizen. I enjoyed his stories while on duty with the State Tax Commission checking the timber haulers. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, my prayers go out to his family, Sincerely, Ray Aycock

  • 03/25/2023

    Sorry for your loss! Jesse and Teresa Fulton Grain Co.

  • 03/23/2023

    So sorry about Danny Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jearl & Debbie Cromeans

  • 03/23/2023

    I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Danny Paul. Ms. Sarah and James y'all are all in my prayers. Betty Sue and Webster Graham

  • 03/22/2023

    Sarah Jo, I am so sorry to hear about this. Prayers for y'all. Brenda Clayton


  • America the Beautiful

    SHEILA RILEY SMITH sent America the Beautiful for Danny Riley - 03/23/2023

    With Sympathy The Robert Riley family, Sheila, Dana, Mike and Steve and families

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