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Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr., husband of Rosalyn Black Riley, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in the comfort of his home.
Born March 26, 1951, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Douglas and Elizabeth Tindal Riley Sr. Affectionately known as “Buddy,” he was a faithful member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he served with the trustee ministry. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 11078. Buddy loved to hunt, fish and garden, but most of all he loved his family.
He attended Manning Training High School and graduated in the Class of 1969. He served his country in the U.S. Army. After distinguished service with the Army and completing two tours in Vietnam, he worked numerous jobs. He retired from the Summerton Police Department after serving as chief from 1999-2004.
Survivors besides his loving wife of the home include two daughters, Crystal R. Gamble of Manning and Yvette R. (Chris) Harris of Marina, Calif.; a son, Michael McConico of Manning; four grandchildren, Colette Riley of Marina and Jazmine Riley, Anajah Gamble and Michael McConico Jr., all of Manning; four sisters, Lottie Riley of New Jersey and Annie (Sylvester) Samuel, Lynn Miller and Margie (John) Vaughn, all of Paxville; a brother, Eddie (Joyce) Riley of Paxville; two sisters-in-law, Darlene and Valerie Black; two brothers-in-law, Michael and Glen Black; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A viewing will be held 2:30-7 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home in Sumter.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clifford Gaymon, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Revs. Robert Gibson and Richard Dyson and Evangelist Malony Black. Burial will follow in the Calvary-Zion Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1082 Riley Road in Manning.
These services have been entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Sumter.