ELGIN, S.C. - A Homegoing Service for SFC Bryant K. Riley will be held Tuesday, April, 2, 2013, 12:00 p.m. at Bostick- Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC). Bryant Keith Riley was born August 21, 1972 in Orangeburg, SC to Emma Riley. He was called home to eternal rest on Monday, March 25, 2013. He was raised in Augusta, GA in the home of his late grandparents, Ernest and Annie Mae Riley. Bryant joined Andrew Chapel Baptist Church in Orangeburg and later attended First Baptist Church in Augusta, GA after moving there with his grandparents. He attended public schools in Orangeburg (SC) and Richmond (GA) Counties, graduating from Glenn Hills High School in Augusta in 1992. After high school, Bryant enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving for nearly 20 years. Bryant was a highly decorated serviceman, achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7) and earning many military awards and medals. In December 2012, he received his B.A. Degree in Transportation and Logistics Management from American Military University. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, LaChandra Nicole Howard Riley; his children: Lamarva D. Pace, Bryandra Nicole Riley, Bryant Keith Riley, Jr. and Chandrea Nicole Riley; his mother, Emma (William) Noble; siblings, William Jermaine Noble and Lashaundra E. Noble; mother-in-law, Betty Howard; father-in-law, Alton Howard; sister-in-law, Tamika Yarbrough; brother-in-law, Dr. DeMario Howard; special cousins: A. Janet (Robert) Jackson, Willia Riley and first best friend, Roderick Riley, all of whom lived in their grandparents home in his early years; and many other loving relatives and friends, all whom will miss him dearly. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.bosticktompkinsinc.com.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 1, 2013