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Frank Riley, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2016)

He was a former Kentucky Utilities manager in Campbellsville, KY. He was a native of Caldwell County, KY, a resident of Spencer County, KY, at the time of his death in Shelby County, and his final resting place will be in Taylor County, KY. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He had a stellar career with KU, and retired from the company as District Manager out of the company's Shelbyville office after 33 years of service. He had celebrated his 50th anniversary of marriage to the love of his life, Connie Applegate Riley. He was a long time member of Stony Point Primitive Baptist Church. He leaves six direct living descendants.
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Frank Riley, 71, of Taylorsville, KY, died at 11:01amET, Thursday, August 4, 2016 in Shelbyville, KY.

A graveside service will be held at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Monday, August 8, 2016 at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. 68, Campbellsville, KY. by Bro. John Hall. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.

Frank Riley, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2016)

Frank Riley of Taylorsville, KY, was born May 21, 1945, in Caldwell County, Kentucky where he was raised by his loving parents, James and Katie, who preceded him in death. He died Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Shelby County, KY, at the age of 71 years, two months, and 14 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a lifelong member of Stony Point Primitive Baptist Church.

Mr. Riley graduated from Fredonia High School in 1963. While in high school, he was selected to study advanced math at Murray State University. While a senior in high school, he was nominated to attend the Air Force Academy, but attended the University of Kentucky from which he graduated.

Mr. Riley's first job subsequent to college was with Kentucky Utilities. He remained with that company for 33 years. He held positions in Elizabethtown, Danville and Campbellsville. He retired as the District Manager out of the Shelbyville office after a stellar career. After retirement, the Riley's were able to spend much of their time in Florida where they made many new friends and developed new hobbies. As much as Mr. Riley enjoyed his time in Florida, it never replaced his love for the Bluegrass State and his passion to hunt the land and fish the lakes of his home state. He particularly appreciated the time spent raising his sons in Campbellsville. He passed on his love of being an outdoorsman to his children and grandchildren.

He met and married the love of his life while studying at the University of Kentucky. Mr. Riley and the former Connie Applegate of Lexington, KY were married there on August 22, 1965. He was so happy to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary last year.

Besides his wife, Connie Riley of Taylorsville, KY, he is survived by the following:
  • Two sons who were the pride of his life: Frank Riley, II and wife, Robbie of Austin, TX and Jamas Riley and wife, LeAnn of Campbellsville, KY

  • Also left to cherish his memory are four grandchildren who were the absolute joy of his life: Jacob and Lucas of Austin, TX; and Madeline and Noah of Campbellsville, KY

  • A sister: Rachel Huff and husband, Bill of Newburgh, IN

  • Brother-in-law: Donald Allen Waits of Nicholasville, KY

  • Special friends and neighbors: Bruce and Pauline Lane of Taylorsville, KY

  • And many other relatives and friends
Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Stoner Creek United Methodist Church Building Fund and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Send condolences to the family of Frank Riley

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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