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Dennie Riley

February 10, 1930 — March 19, 2024

Mr. Dennie Riley, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and respected veteran was born on February 10, 1930, to Eugene Riley and Carrie Dunbar Riley Kirkland in Allendale, SC. In 1967, he was ordained a deacon at Thankful Baptist Church in Savannah, GA and was later appointed a deacon at Mt. Moriah Baptist in Camden, SC. No matter where he served, his actions exemplified his deep commitment to his Christian faith.

Dennie’s education included Richard Arnold High School and Savannah State College in Savannah, GA. He also honorably served his country in the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he dedicated his career to companies such as International Harvester in Savannah, GA, Builders Transport in both Savannah, GA and Camden, SC and he was the master woodcutter at TWC Art in Camden, SC. His hobbies included gardening and woodworking.

Above all, Dennie was a devoted family man. His 73-year marriage to his beloved wife, Flossie, was a testament to their enduring love, creating a home filled with laughter, love, and countless cherished memories.

Dennie was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Riley and Carrie Dunbar Riley Kirkland; his stepfather, Frank Kirkland; his brother, Richard Kirkland; his sisters, Annie Riley, Daisy Dillard, and Shirley Davis; as well as his daughter, Sandra Riley Owens; and his son-in-law, Taylor Reedy Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Flossie; son, Calvin Riley (Minnie); daughter, Wanda Reedy; brothers Leroy Kirkland (Janice) and Marion Kirkland (Elnora); sister, Willie Mae Benton (Robert); sister-in-law, Arie Williams; brother-in-law, Robert Blount (Elaine); grandchildren, Corey (Paquita), Brian (Dionka), Collen (Michael), Siobhan, and Jaron; along with six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, the Rhames & Harbersham families, devoted caregiver, Mario Harrison, and a host of extended relatives and friends.

Though Dennie will be deeply missed by his family and friends, his spirit will live on in the countless lives he touched. Forever in our hearts, Dennie Riley's legacy will endure, bringing comfort and inspiration to all who knew him.
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Monday, April 1, 2024

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

801 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Fort Jackson National Cemetery

4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229

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