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Riley Russell III Obituary

PEORIA - Riley Russell III, age 74, of Peoria passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Riley was born May 28, 1940, in Lexington, Miss., to Riley and Mary Lee (March) Russell Jr. He married Bobby Perry on May 8, 1993, in Canton, Ill.

Riley is survived by his wife, Bobby; his children, Dwayne, Rochelle and Latoya, all of Peoria, and Rylesha of Texas; his stepdaughter, Amy, and two stepsons, Louis Brown and Bryant Brown, all of Peoria; nine grandchildren; his brothers, Willie Allen of Lexington, Miss., and J.T. Russell, Greg, Alton and Jeffrey, all of Peoria; and his sisters, Mae Flora, Florine, Laura, Ruth, Sheila, Connie and Carolyn, all of Peoria, and Gladys of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.

Riley worked in construction for Kelch Landscaping Local 165 and enjoyed playing pool and dominoes.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Schmidt-Haller Burial & Cremation Services on Candletree Drive in Peoria, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Ruth Rutherford will be officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.


Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 13 to June 14, 2014
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