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Orville Riley, jr

August 29, 1925 — December 22, 2009

Orville D. Riley Jr. (1925-2009) Orville D. "O.D." Riley Jr. of Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. O.D., the son of Orville Riley Sr. and Eva May Ruggles Riley, was born in Coal Grove, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 1925. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Maxie Riley, in May 2008 and a sister, Thelma Meadows. He is survived by his son, Clarence Ray Riley and his wife, Darlene, of Ashland; grandchildren Michael Riley and his wife, Evelyn, of Ironton, Christopher Riley and his wife, Karen, of Ashland, Matthew Riley and his wife, Sabrina, of Williamsburg, Va., Brian Bass-Riley and his wife, Lori, of Fairhaven, N.J., and Kimberly Sansom of Ashland; and nine great-grandchildren. He was educated in the Ashland Independent School District and had several jobs in Ashland before going to work at Sears, where after 32 years of faithful service and many promotions, he retired in Gahanna, Ohio, just outside of Columbus. He then served as business director of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio from 1991 to 1994 in Columbus. In 1998, he and Maxie moved back to Kentucky and settled in Morehead to enjoy his favorite things - his family, golf and fishing. He was of the Baptist faith, witnessed to countless people and was very active in the churches as Sunday school teacher and director, outreach director and trustee and chaired many committees as a member in Ashland, Lexington, Columbus, Ohio, and Clearfield Baptist Church in Morehead, where his membership remains. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Pete Miller, the Rev. Jim Nichols and the Rev. H.G. Pratt. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 23, 2009. Condolences may be sent to

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