Kenneth Riley

Kenneth Lincoln Riley

Saturday November 25, 1961 - Monday November 16, 2020
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Kenneth Lincoln Riley, was born on November 25, 1961 to the Late James D. Riley & Alberta L. Riley.
At the tender age of 9 his mother passed away. Kenneth was raised by his oldest sister Gwen Bridges, Brother-In-Law Herb Bridges and with the stern hand and guidance of his Grandmother Mamie Moss (Deceased). As he grew into a young adult he lived with his sisters Deborah Riley & Yvonne Clark (Deceased) residing in New York City and Iowa. He graduated from high school and began working odd jobs in Security & Fast food Restaurants for a short period of time. Kenneth persevered through life and found he loved to cook and began his career as a Short Order Cook for many restaurants in New York City & San Diego. In 2005 he moved to Greenville, South Carolina where his Grandfather the Rev. T. N. Moss founded and built Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church to be the sole caretaker for his father James D. Riley. After his father’s death Kenny continued to reside at the family owned home of the Riley’s & McGee’s 106 Valentine Street Greenville, South Carolina until he departed this life on November 16, 2020.

Kenny loved to drive, travel and interact with others so he decided to change careers and obtained a CDL License to drive a 18 wheeler truck across state lines which he did for many years, he enjoyed meeting new people, making new friends and site-seeing all the cities he was required to pass through. He later became an employee of ITS TRANSPORTATION COMPANY as a local truck driver and enjoyed working for the company immensely. Kenneth’s work ethic was impeccable and he formed great relationships as well as close friendships amongst his co-workers. He was also a devoted Christian and sang in the men’s choir @ Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where he met his good friend and mentor Rev. W. Calvin Murray, Associate Pastor.
Kenneth was always a gentle soul with a giving heart, his laugh alone could fill your day with joy. His willingness to help others and his humorous spirit will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his one and only son whom he loved unconditionally Taleel La Boone, Sisters; Gwen Bridges, Deborah Olivia Riley, Yvonne Clark (deceased). Brother-In-Law; Herbert Bridges, Lester Clark, Nieces; Roslyn Clark, Rachelle Farrell, Renee Bridges, Nephew; Ryan Clark, Nephew- In- Law; Anthony Farrell, Jasmine Laboone (Mother of Taleel), Cassandra Laboone (Grandmother of Taleel), a host of extended loving family members, very special friends and his work family @ ITS Transportation.
In Kenny’s humorous spirit he loved animals so he leaves behind Sheba Snow Farrell the family dog.
We would like to send a special thank you to Theodore McGee lovingly known as Brother & Rev. W. Calvin Murray for always supporting our beloved Kenneth Riley through his journey in Greenville, South Carolina.

Memorial Services: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, 11:00am Watkins Garrett and Woods Mortuary with burial private.
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Yolanda Dodson

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He was a quiet but sweet spirited man always willing to help anyone and he smiled all the time he will be missed

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