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Donald Joe Riley
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Obituary for Donald Joe Riley

Donald "Don" Joe Riley, 59, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina peacefully passed into the next life on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

A viewing and family visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 18th at Carmichael Funeral Home, 1130 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta Ga 30064. Following there will be an informal reception and gathering of friends at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center located at 500 Powder Springs St., Marietta, Ga.
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A funeral service will be held the next day, Monday, February 19th at 1:00 p.m. also at Carmichael Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park, 1306 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, Ga.

Don was born August 30th, in Elkhart, Indiana. He graduated from Menchville High School in Newport News, Virginia. On September 30th, 1977 he married the former Peggy Lynn Hornsby. Don was proudly employed by the Kawneer Company and was one of the leading sales consultants in the Carolina region. He enjoyed working and continued to be actively involved with his company and clients even while battling pancreatic cancer.
Before falling ill, Don spent most of his weekends on home projects, visiting the coast, and was a lifelong Atlanta Falcons fan. He also enjoyed outdoor cooking, Bible study, and traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest. Don served his community, being active in Foster Parenting. He derived great joy in spending time with his wife, family, and friends.

Don is survived by his devoted wife, Peggy;.his son, Rodney and his wife, Gretchen of Portland Oregon; his brother, Robert Bunch of Williamsburg, Virginia; his sister, Peggy McCall of Newport News, Virginia; his brother-in-law, Terry Hornsby of Marietta, Georgia and his brother-in-law, James Hornsby of Woodstock, Georgia.

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta

1130 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064





1:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta

1130 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064

Cemetery Details


Kennesaw Memorial Park

1306 Whitlock Ave
Marietta, Georgia 30064


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