Stephen C. Riley

Stephen C. “Steve” Riley, age 79 of Gainesville, FL passed away Friday August 31, 2018 at the E T York Hospice Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 2, 1939 to Charles C. Riley and Louise F. Riley. Steve served in the U.S. Army for three years, from May 27, 1958- April 14, 1961, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, and received badges as a Sharpshooter with the M-1 rifle and Expert with the carbine rifle. Steve attended college, and later received a degree in Small Engine Repair. He worked for Storter Printing Company, and Beechler’s Printing, retiring as the Bindery Foreman. He enjoyed bowling and loved to collect memorabilia and cards. He was a catholic and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Moose Bowling League. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law Roy M. Tillis, cousin Hebron Self, brothers Jim, Bob, and Burney Riley, and brother-in-law Malcolm Tillis. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Maryann Tillis Riley, his children Sheri Sheehan, Glen Sapp, Damian Riley, and Stacie Riley, grandchildren Ashley Sapp, Kristina Sapp, and Rachel Sheehan, brother Terry Riley, sister Marcia Clift, brother-in-law Richard Tillis and sister-in-law Dale Tillis, Hazel Self and family, and many other loving relatives.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday September 5, 2018 at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. Interment will be at a later date.