Jeffery F. Riley


Jeffery F. Riley, 52, of North Vernon, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1963, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, he was the son of Lester and Jackie Stallard Riley, both of whom preceded him in death. On Aug. 26, 1995, he married Teresa Cline, who survives.

Jeffery was the youngest of five children and was adored by his family, especially his four children. He graduated from Jennings County High School, where he was an active member of the band. He attended Purdue University where he was a member of the jazz band.

Jeffery worked at Valeo North America Inc. in Seymour and was previously employed at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center. He was a member of Dupont Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, outdoor activities, music, and running lights and sound for the band, “Code Blue.”

Other survivors include a daughter, LaKeisha Madden of Thornton, Colorado; three sons, Justin Cline, J. Robert Madden and Damian Riley, all of North Vernon; three sisters, Theresa (Freole) Gabaree of Brownstown, Valera Riley Schafer of Fishers and Peggy (Donnie) Wilson of North Vernon; and three grandchildren, Addie Grisby, Skylar and Elysa Madden.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathie Murell.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service, with the Rev. Don Hamilton and the Rev. Darrell Stidham officiating. Burial will be in Valley Home Church Cemetery in Freetown.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to Dupont Baptist Church or Valley Home Church Cemetery Fund.

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