Farris Gene Riley, Jr. 1939-2023


Services for Farris Gene Riley, Jr., 83, of Alba are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2023 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba, with Bro.  Byron George officiating.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Alba.

Farris ‘Gene’ Riley passed away April 2, 2023 at his residence in Alba. Gene was born Dec. 24, 1939 in Alba to Farris Gene ‘Pete’ Riley and Mary Imogene Sanders Riley. He married Leetha Faye Birket in Dallas on May 24, 1963. Gene served in the United States Army for over 4 years and retired from Intercontinental Manufacturing in Garland after 30 years of service. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jackie Riley; and five brothers, George, Bobby, Roy Mac, Ricky and Chris Riley.

Gene is survived by his wife of 59 years, Leetha Riley of Alba; son, Curtis Riley and wife Robin of Sachse; brother, Randy Riley and wife Aron of Alba, Jaden Smith; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorials can be made to the Alba-Golden Department of Agriculture at agisd.revtrak.net.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.