Billy F. Riley, 83, of Hamburg, died February 28, 2020, at his residence.
Mr. Riley worked for Georgia-Pacific Forestry and Tucker Oil Company for many years. He was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising cattle, wagon riding, and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Novella Morrow Riley; four sisters, LaVon Riley Miller, Pauline Riley Estelle, Jayne Riley Allen and Mattie Pearl Riley Kilcrease and three brothers, Arthur Riley, Kenneth Riley and Floyd Riley.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene High Riley of Hamburg; three daughters, Julia Riley Cranford and husband, Dennis, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, Beth Riley West of Boiling Springs, South Carolina and Gloria Riley Forrest and husband, Chris, of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 2, at Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Josh Luellen and Bro. Trey Emory officiating. Burial will be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 1 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.