Following his father’s retirement in 1978, the family moved to their farm near Cabool, Missouri.
Don was of the Baptist faith and loved working in children’s church. He also enjoyed hunting and going to the lake fishing.
He attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri, during his junior year of high school and graduated from Mtn. Grove High School in 1987. He was a certified welder and a computer technician.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Donald I. Riley, in 1982.
He is survived by his loving mother, Burnice Marie Riley of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; two cousins, B.J. Cash and wife Becky of Willow Springs, Missouri, and Sonny Cash and wife Diane of Holts Summit, Missouri; and other relatives and friends who will sadly miss him.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel, Mtn. Grove. Rev. Gordon Rhodes will be officiating the service.