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Dudley Riley , III.

May 5, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: May 10, 2016

Obituaries » Dudley Riley , III.

Dudley Riley, III (July 1, 1933 – May 4, 2016), of Charlotte North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 4, 2016. Dudley was a Cincinnati, Ohio native, and was the son of the late Margaret and Dudley Riley, II. He was also a former resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dudley was a loving husband and a dedicated member of Reeder Memorial Baptist Church of Charlotte. Survivors include his wife, Lynda Smith Riley; daughters Natalie Betts of Oakland, California, Wendy Sumpter of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tracy Giles of Boca Raton, Florida and Heather Riley (Jeffrey Scott) of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother James Riley and niece Carla Riley of Detroit, Michigan; grandsons Scott (Andria) Riley, Jonte Riley, Britt Giles, Jeffrey Scott and Daumu (Tyshima) Witherspoon; granddaughters Brooke Giles, Darnisha Riley, Sadye Riley and Nicole Taylor; brother-in-law Theodore Smith of Mooresville, North Carolina; sisters-in-law Marian Smith Allison, Dorothy Smith, Laura Smith and Theresa Smith of Mooresville, North Carolina, and a host of friends, nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Dudley was a veteran, having been honorably discharged from the United States Air Force and was awarded with the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Occupation Medal (Germany).

He was a successful entrepreneur as the owner/barber of Magic Touch, where he encouraged young people to do their best in life. He really enjoyed listening to the blues and jazz music, and he had a deep love of animals, particularly dogs.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Dudley Riley, III will be held Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte. Per Dudley’s wishes, his remains will be cremated and his ashes placed at the Veterans’ Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Funeral arrangements provided by:
Long & Son Mortuary
2312 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina

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