Mr. Bruce Leon Riley, age 81, of Carter Road in Carter City, Kentucky, passed away, Saturday morning, November 21, 2020, in the St. Claire Healthcare Center in Morehead, Kentucky.
He was born May 31, 1939, in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late Tony and Geneva Stevens Riley.
Leon was of the Pentecostal faith and a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed gun trading, fishing, hunting, sitting on the porch talking to neighbors, going to flea markets and especially spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Lula Belle McCormick Riley; two infant brothers; two step daughters, Bessie Grizzell, Shelby Falkner; and an infant step granddaughter.
Leon is survived by three sons, David Riley (Patricia) and Paul Riley (Loretta) all of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Troy Riley of Ashland, Kentucky; one daughter, Felma Riley of Carter City, Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three step brothers, Lynn Ash of Carter City, Kentucky, Donnie Smith and Earl Smith both of Columbus, Ohio; and five step sisters, Helen Smith of Lewis County, Kentucky, Rosie Gallimore of Columbus, Ohio, Connie McCoy of Carter City, Kentucky, Linda McGlone and Brenda Bonner both of Olive Hill, Kentucky. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.
A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 with Brother James Burge officiating. Interment will follow in the Nolen Cemetery in Lewis County, Kentucky.
Globe Funeral Chapel is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Bruce Leon Riley.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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