Donald Blaine RileyJanuary 19th, 2020
Donald Blaine Riley, 88, of Fulton, passed away at Harry S. Truman Veteran's Hospital on January 16, 2020. He was born in Pottersville, Missouri on January 16, 1932, the son of the late Virgil Riley and the late Florence (Fox) Riley. On June 6, 1952, Don married Darlene (Mealy) Riley who survives his passing. Don served our great nation in the United States Army. He retired as a supervisor from Harbison Walker following 27 years of service and later retired from Fulton Reception Diagnostic Center. Faith played an important part in Don's life. He was an active member of Southside Baptist Church for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and woodworking. He used his talents to make cradles for each of his grandchildren. Above all else, Don was a family man who treasured time spent with his loved ones. Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife of 67 years; son, Kent D. Riley (Karen) of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Kimberly S. Anderson (Alan) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sister, Betty Kramer of St. Charles; grandchildren, Daniel Riley (Andrea), Caitlin Pfeifer (Eric), Kelsey Juett (James), and Riley Anderson (Sierra Jones); and great-grandchildren, Lucas, Alaina, Eva, Madeline, and Nicholas Riley, and Cameron Juett; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also a father of the heart to Shu-Ping Liu "Hope", and Shu-Ching Kuo "Jocelyn" of Taiwan R.O.C. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur "Bud" Riley, Leland Riley, and John Riley; and sister, Maudie Albin. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Southside Baptist Church with Reverend Guy Thomas and Dr. Ronald Baker officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. Interment with Military Honors will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations are suggested to Southside Baptist Church, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.