October 21, 1937–May 11, 2020
Reverend Kenneth A. Riley, age 82 of Carl Junction, Missouri, passed away Monday May 11, 2020.
He was born October 21, 1937 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Ernest and Genevieve (Martin) Riley.
Kenneth graduated High School in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and attended Southwestern Assemblies of God College. He became an ordained minister in 1963. He pastored and served many churches over several states. He retired in 2003 as the Senior Adult Pastor at Galena Assembly of God.
He married Barbara Sue Creech on December 21, 1957 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Scot Riley and wife Monica; one daughter, Regina Hayes and husband Walter; one sister Lois Joann Kimes; four grandchildren, Whitney Jones, Forrest Jones, Kourtney Riley, Kenneth O. Riley; and four great grandchildren, Dylan Oakes, Macce Oaks, Judah Oakes, and Adrian Oakes.
Those gentlemen honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are; Damin Rich, David Marks, Dewayne Shockley, Kenneth O. Riley, Randy Wyatt, Luke Taylor, and Charlie DeVaughn.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday at Joplin Family Worship Center (5290 E 7th) with Pastor John Veazey and Pastor Dan Wermuth officiating. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 -7:00 Wednesday at the Second Assembly of God (402 N Schifferdecker)