Johnnie Riles III, 59, of Hinesville departed this life on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Johnnie was born in Liberty County to loving parents, the late Johnnie Riles Jr. and Minnie Mikel Riles. Johnnie was highly accomplished and unforgettable. He was a recipient of two educational degrees, master's and doctorate. He was a member of Bethel AME Church where he also served as an ordained minister. He also worked as a high school basketball coach at Bradwell Institute. While in the Army, he served as a first lieutenant military chaplain.
His survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kelvin and Cher Riles of Houston, Texas; four brothers, Warren (Matilda) Riles of Midway, Carrol (Sylvia) Riles of Hinesville, Donald Riles of Hinesville and Larry Riles of Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters, Doris (Richard) Nero of Kansas City, Mo., and Carolyn (Donald) Brown of Hinesville; one grandson, Madison Riles; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway.
His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1370 Shaw Road, Hinesville. His Body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing until the hour of the service.
Dorchester Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Published in Coastal Courier from May 14 to May 21, 2013.