Walter S. Riley, Sr., 70, of Houston, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Milford Memorial Hospital Milford.


Walter S. Riley, Sr., 70, of Houston, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Milford Memorial Hospital Milford.

He was born on June 14, 1941 in Lewistown, PA to the late Raymond C.and Whilimina Walters Riley.

He was a member of Milford First Baptist Church in Milford, DE. He was a graduate of Bible College in Springfield, MO and became an ordain Minister. He worked for the City of Dover at the Power Plant Dept. for 20 years. He was a Army veteran.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Donna Riley in 1994.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Riley of Houston, DE.  Son and his wife, Walter S. and Sandra Riley, Jr. of Wilmington, DE.  Son and his wife, Timothy and Tracie Riley of Houston, DE.  Daughter and her husband, Janelle and Justin Hobbs of Milford, DE.  Grandchildren, Joshua Riley, Shawn Riley, Riley Wade, Aliene Wade and Austin Hobb.

Remembrance Services were held Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Trader Funeral Home in Dover, DE Burial was at the Sharon Hill Memorial Park Dover, DE

Friends called Thursday, January 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Trader Funeral Home in Dover.

The family request that memorial contributions be given to First Baptist Church of Milford, 6062 Old Shawnee Road, Milford, DE 19963.

Letters of condolences may be sent to www.delmarvaobits.com or traderfh@aol.com.