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A.D. Riley

July 11, 1931 — March 9, 2023

Baton Rouge, LA

 

John 14:1-2 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms; if that were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you.”  A.D. Riley 91, died unexpectedly at Magnolia Brook Assisted Living Facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 9, 2023.  Mr. Riley was born July 11, 1931, in Paducah, Kentucky.  He had resided in Baton Rouge since 1985 and was a long-time member of University Baptist Church.  After graduating high school, he married his sweetheart, Martha Sue Gamblin.  They were married for 69 years before her death in November 2019.  Mr. Riley served in the United States Army and was discharged as a Captain from the 439th Civil Affairs Division during the Berlin Mobilization.  He graduated from Murray State University with a triple major in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics in 1957, and did a year of post graduate work at the University of Kentucky.  He began working at Allied Chemical/Honeywell in 1958 as a bench chemist.  After 37 years, he retired in 1995 from Honeywell as the Director of Manufacturing of Fluorocarbons. Mr. Riley was an avid golfer and Kentucky basketball fan.  He travelled around the country attending SEC and NCAA championship tournaments.  He travelled extensively with his wife and family after his retirement.  He was involved in leadership positions throughout his life and was the chairman of the Louisiana Chemical Association.  He served as President of the GPT Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and was the 2nd Vice President of the Louisiana Sons of the American Revolution.  His greatest love and joy was his family.  He spent many vacations, and countless hours, with his grandchildren, son and daughter-in-law.  He had an excellent sense of humor, and was a great storyteller.  He was well loved and respected by his colleagues, friends, and his family.  He is survived by his son Greg Riley (Paige) of Zachary, Louisiana, a grandson, Patrick Riley and granddaughter Brooke Riley of Baton Rouge.  He was preceded in death by his wife Martha G. Riley, his parents Dolphus Nelson Riley and Trixie Lillian Potter and two sisters, Edith Pinnegar and Wilma Fenwick.  The family would like to especially thank Sheri Griffin and the staff of Magnolia Brook Assisted Living Facility and Dr. David Fontenot for taking such good care of our father and grandfather.

Pallbearers:  Jay Bishop, Steve Fenwick, John Vaught, Dan Borne, Jim Dasch, Don Fuson and Jim Harris.  Honorary pallbearers:  Jerry C. Bishop, Frank Young, Ken Viator, Barry Braucht, and Charles Reed.

Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.  

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either St. Labre Indian School Ashland, MT  A Brighter Future  or Murray State University - Department of Chemistry in name of A.D. Riley 1957 Graduate.  

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