Posted: Thu 10:50 AM, Aug 07, 2014
Julius “Bruce” Riley, 89, died Wednesday morning, August 6, 2014 at Andalusia Manor.
Bruce was a member of Carolina Baptist Church in Andalusia. Visitation will be held there from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Keith Tankersley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing.
Bruce was born on October 12, 1924 in Andalusia and raised in the Carolina Community. He graduated from Pleasant Home High School and served in the U. S. Navy. His 89 years of life included working 36 years for Goodyear and retiring as store manager in Mobile in 1979. Bruce was a wonderful and loving father for his two children, Jimmie and Becky.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gid and Stella Riley.
Bruce is survived by his son, Jimmie (Darla) Riley of Cordova, TN; his daughter, Becky (Donnie) Harrelson of Andalusia, AL; grandchildren, Chad (Amy) Henderson of Carolina, AL and Eric (Melissa) Henderson of Cummings, GA; great-grandson, Turner Henderson of Carolina, AL; step-grandchildren, Jodi Mullenax of Little Rock, AR and Celina Newton of Andalusia, AL; step great-grandchildren, Bailey and Jaxon, both of Little Rock, AR; Zade and Taya, both of Andalusia, AL
; two younger brothers, Bernard (Marilyn) Riley and their families of Dylestown, PA and Roger (Carolyn) Riley of Enterprise, AL and their families.