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John F. RileyPassing: December 30, 2017


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 3rd @ 10:30 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, January 2nd @ 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3rd @ 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, January 3rd

BEDFORD – John F. Riley, 70, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at his residence.

Born November 24, 1947, in Pennington Gap, Virginia, he was the son of Woodrow and Oza (Oxford) Riley.  He married Cubalene Cottengain July 21, 1967,  and they celebrated their 50th anniversary in July.

John was an engineer and retired from Westinghouse, ABB, and most recently was employed at GKN Sinter Metals in Salem.  He was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. 

Cubalene Riley of Bedford
Angel Dawn Riley (Chris) Hampton of Edgewater, Florida
Jason Branden (Kacey) Riley of Bedford
Abigail and Emily Sych
Mary Gibbons of Salem

His parents; daughter, Angela D. Riley; and sister, Betty Wingler, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Alma Jones | Springville Ind
    Date: January 19, 2018
    Cubalene so sorry to hear of John's passing ,my heart goes out to you .
  2. Guest: Gail Ratner | San Antonio, Texas
    Date: January 2, 2018
    Angel and family...I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Fondly....Gail
  3. Guest: Michael & Donna (Clifton) Villarreal | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 2, 2018
    So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
  4. Guest: Linda Rollman | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 2, 2018
    Cubie and Jason will be thinking of you in this time of John passing. If you need someone to talk to please call tell Jason I will be thinking of him too.
  5. Guest: Pam and Phil Meadows | Mitchell, IN 47446
    Date: December 31, 2017
    Cubie, We were so sorry to hear about John's passing.Hugs and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Pam and Phil
  6. Guest: Kim & Jim Heffner | New Smryna Beach, FL
    Date: December 31, 2017
    Angel & Family: So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Kim
  7. Guest: Tom McManus | Columbia SC
    Date: December 31, 2017
    We shared the same birth date ! Great life
  8. Guest: Mike and Rita Ramey | Bloomington
    Date: December 31, 2017
    Cutie, we are so sorry to hear about John. We know you have had a rough battle. I guess Rog needed another buddy. Our prayers are with all of you. God Bless you Mike and Rita
  9. Guest: Rebecca Vincent | Owensburg, IN
    Date: December 30, 2017
    Jason & family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear father and loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will see you Tuesday.
  10. Guest: Bert j Dinsio | Mineral City Ohio
    Date: December 30, 2017
    Angel & family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear father and loved one.. Please know t