William Tommy "Tom" Riley Sr. © Cheyenne Star 26 Jun 2003 Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
William Tommy "Tom" Riley Sr. was born November 13, 1906 in Ellis County, Texas and passed away June 15, 2003 in Amarillo, Texas at the age of 96.
He married Zenobia Briggs on January 22, 1933 in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma.
She preceded him in death in 1986.
He was a member of the Sixth & Meredith Church of Christ, Dumas, Texas.
He worked for American Zinc until his retirement.
After he retired, he worked for Dumas, I.S.D.
He was a member of the Amarillo 45 and Uppers Dance Club.
Tom was a Moore county resident since 1942, moving to Amarillo in 2001 to the Continental Retirement Center.
He was preceded in death by a son, William Tommy "Dub" Riley Jr. in 2002, three brothers and four sisters.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Morrison Memorial Chapel in Dumas, Texas, officiated by Mr. Mike Smith, pastor of Sixth & Meredith Church of Christ, Dumas, Texas. Assisted by Dr. Ken Comer, grandson-in-law.
Burial was held at the Northlawn Memorial Gardens, Dumas, Texas under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas, Texas.
Survivors include two sisters, Lois Thomas and Geraldine Saiz, both of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; grandson, Jerry Riley and wife, Kristy of Arvada, Colorado; granddaughter, Terri Comer and husband, Ken of Amarillo, Texas; daughter-in-law, Joan Sibley of Amarillo, Texas; five great grandchildren, Shea Comer, Landon Comer, Ryan Comer, Stefanie Riley and Michael Riley; as well as other relatives and friends.
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