James Riley

Born: Sat., Feb. 3, 1951
Died: Fri., Feb. 12, 2021

Services are to be announced

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In Loving Memories of Mr. James Riley


James Riley, 70-year-old, resident of Lincolnton, North Carolina passed from this life into eternal life on Friday, February 12, 2021 at his home.

James was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1951.

James predeceased by dad, Pittman Riley, mother, Margie Taylor, sisters, Ether, Sarah, and brother, Jerry.

James is lovingly remembered by his brother Lawrence Riley and sister Lilly Miller; His children, Jamo, Patrina, Tamara, Lawrence Riley and Crystal Riley Stutts; Grandchildren, Lace, Jamo jr, Xavior, Avron, Kahlia, Chandler, Victor, Starr, Tyree, and Rasheed; Great Grandchildren, Xavior jr, Skylaar, Heaven, and Cj; Also, a host of his relatives and friends.

James was a first-place award winner in the Health and Medicine division of the 1969 Metropolitan Detroit science fair at Cobo Hall. He graduated at Martin Luther King high school, then went on to get his Bachelors degree in Math and Science at Wayne State University. James survived by Linda Riley, loving former wife of 17 years. Then he worked as a Bio-Lab technician at Wayne State from 1971 to 1972. At age 24, James enlisted in the Air Force in 1975. He was stationed at Bellevue Hill Air Force Station in Albans, Vermont; He was a Radar Technician. After the Air Force, he worked at IBM. Then his wife and first 3 children decided to move to Texas for a job opportunity at Texas Instruments; As an Electronics Technician. He and his wife had two other children. Several years later he moved back to Detroit. He worked for Wayne Community College and Cass Tech High School in Tutoring Students in advance math and Science. James then went on assisting at Wayne State University for a few years. James created a community garden called “Brush Park”. He then finally retired in North Carolina. James loved his family. He has always loved gardening, swimming, cooking, chess, and playing/collecting music.

Services will be announced at a later date.  Thank you. The Riley Family

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