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Joe R. Riley

Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Joe R. Riley, 73, of Dixon, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born May 26, 1941, in Truman, Arkansas, a son of Raymond and Cora (Hall) Riley.  

Surviving are his children, Cindy Jackson of Hoxie, Arkansas, Marsha Riley of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Cora Whelchel of Rock Falls, Rick (Dee) Riley of Middleburg, Florida, Ron (Mary) Riley of Silvis, Carol Piper of Sterling, and Rob (Kathy) Riley of Ohio; a sister, Lorraine of Paragould, Arkansas; two brothers, James of Walcott, Arkansas, and Bill of Kennett, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, and a brother.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, with Brian Vickers, pastor, officiating.

McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

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