American Veteran 04

Daffie Lambert Riley

September 18, 1934 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Obituary

Mr. Daffie Lambert Riley, of Graham, NC passed away at Hospice Home in Burlington on Monday, April 1, 2024.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of to the late Nannie Jones Riley. He was born September 18, 1934 to John C. Riley, Sr. and Addie E. Riley, now both deceased. Daffie was a graduate of Haw River High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Army stationed in Germany from 1958 to 1960. He retired from Culp Weaving, formerly Cannon Mills, where he worked as a purchasing agent for 38 years. He was a member of the Graham Jaycees and Graham Lions Club where he served as president. Daffie was an avid Duke fan and enjoyed basketball, football, and baseball. He enjoyed many vacations at the beach and mountains with family and friends. Daffie was a member of Hebron Community Church and he loved his church family.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many.
Daffie was married to the love of his life Nannie “Tootie” Jones Riley for 59 years. Their love and devotion to one another is a lasting gift their children will cherish always.

Those left to treasure his memory are his daughter, Angela Riley Hundley and husband Phil of Graham; son, John Lambert Riley and fiancé Kelly of Climax; and granddaughter, Tessa Riley and boyfriend Spencer Nolf of Mayodan. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers, John C. (JC) Riley, Jr. and Thomas (Tommy) Riley and a sister, Evelyn Ferrell.

The funeral service will be conducted at Hebron Community Church on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. by Pastor Dustin James with the family receiving friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the service. The committal service will follow in Hebron Community Church Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AuthoraCare Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or to Hebron Community Church, 2325 Mebane Oaks Road, Mebane, NC 27302.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 4, 2024

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hebron Community Church
2325 Mebane Oaks Road
Mebane, NC 27302

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 4, 2024

12:00 PM
Hebron Community Church
2325 Mebane Oaks Road
Mebane, NC 27302

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