Michael J. Riley

 Michael (Mike) J. Riley passed away at his home in Utica on Thursday, November 28, 2013. Mike was born in Durant, OK on November 15, 1950 to David and Frances Riley. Mike graduated from Durant Public Schools and later worked for the school system for 30 years until his retirement and continued to work raising his cattle. He married Shelia Graham in Hot Springs, AR and their time together was treasured. Mike was a member of Victory Life Church, Caddo Roundup Club and the Cattleman's Association. Mike enjoyed dancing and visiting with people.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Shelia Riley of the home; sisters, Diane Puckett and husband Johnny and Louise Riley both of Durant; brother, Roy Riley and wife Sheila of Durant; nieces, Pam Harp, Brintey Puckett, Cortney Puckett, Jennifer Riley and Jessica Levengood; nephews, Johnny Puckett Jr., Chris Harp, Austin Harp, Justin Harp and Randle Riley; cousin Larry Russell; two sister-in-laws Linda McGeage of Durant, Ok. and Betty Mitchell who is married to Bob Mitchell of Utica, Ok.; and all of his extended family and friends that stayed with Mike.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Community Building with Pastor Rick McClesky officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Billy Whitenburg, Karl Mitchell, Bobby Carr, Ryan Carr, Stan Swan and Aaron York serving as pallbearers. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service, Durant.

Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2013