Billy Davis “Bill” Riley

Published 9:51 am Friday, January 19, 2018

Billy Davis “Bill” Riley, 82, died Jan. 18, 2018 at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley, Miss. He was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Itawamba County, Miss., to the late Noonan Dallas and Eva Davis Riley. Early in his life, he proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Bill had a servant’s heart and for many years continued to serve his fellow man as a Funeral Director, first for Browning Funeral Home, and most recently for Seven Oaks Funeral Home. He also served as a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Water Valley.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at 10 a.m. and services will follow at 12 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, Miss., with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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He is survived by two daughters and one son, Trina (Jamey) Finley of Saltillo, Miss., Denise (Charles) Boxx of Coffeeville, Miss., and Scott Riley of Chattanooga, Tenn. Grandchildren include Hanna (Ian) Hammond, Dallas (Emily) Finley, Beth (Sean) Haggerty, Leah Boxx, Sarah Boxx and Cullen Claybo.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Bobby Riley, and his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia “Pat Pat” Hart Riley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reformed University Fellowship, P.O. Box 890004, Charlotte, NC 28289-0004 with the memo line “Hanna Hammond (4023)” or contributions may be made online at