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James Norman Riley

June 25, 1943 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 76)


James Norman Riley, age 76, of Dry Branch Road, Morehead, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at his home.


Born June 25, 1943, in Morehead, he was the son of the late Willie Grant Riley and Angeline Ross Riley.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Homer, Ora, Arnold, Donald, and Jiles Riley, and five sisters, Beatrice Clark, Eloise Riley, Darlene Logan, Elsie Glenna Miller, and Naomi Joan Riley. 


Norman is survived by his wife, Shirley May Enochs Riley; two sons, James Don Riley and wife Tamara of Georgetown and Aaron Riley and wife Julie of Morehead; one daughter, Jill Delonay and husband John of Noblesville, Indiana; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.


Other survivors include two sisters, Freda Russell and Betty Pollitt, both of Madison, Alabama, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who also loved him. 


Well known in the area, Norman was a respected self-employed dry waller and plasterer for many years. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He was a people person who was loved by many.  He enjoyed the outdoors and in his younger years was an avid fisherman and hunter.  His gardens flourished and he gladly shared his produce with neighbors, friends, and family.  Norman loved his Savior and will be greatly missed.    


Due to the COVID-19 regulations set forth by the Governor, a private family visitation will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals followed by a graveside service at Clark Cemetery on Cranston Road with the Rev. Phillip Hessler officiating. 


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