Harold Spahr Riley

Harold Spahr Riley of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the age of 90. 

Mr. Riley was born on Jan. 7, 1929, in McDowell County, West Virginia, to the late John and Nellie Porterfield Riley. He grew up in Tazewell County, Virginia. Harold was the senior class president of Tazewell High School and was instrumental in organizing many of his high school reunions, with the most recent being in 2015. After graduating, he attended Berea College and The Bowling Green Business University in Kentucky. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. After 35 years of service in numerous capacities and locations, he retired from the B.F. Goodrich Company in 1984. He was active in the Episcopal Church for many years. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Joan Riley; his son, William T. Riley; brother Bernard Riley, and his parents. 

He is survived by his son, Richard Riley of Washoe Valley, Nevada; daughter, Janice Riley of Clarkston, Georgia; sisters, Marlene Buffalow of Tazewell, Virginia, and Juanita and Dick Hollis of Hiram, Georgia; grandsons, Jeff and John Riley of Nevada, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 There will be a memorial service at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1755 Duncan Bridge Rd. Sautee, Georgia, on Saturday, March 16, at 12 noon. Mr. Riley will be cremated and interred at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Bluefield, Virginia, at a later date. 

n lieu of flowers, Harold requested that you just do a deed of kindness to someone today.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland. 706-865-3101

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