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Gerald “Gerry” R. Riley, 72
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Mr. Gerald “Gerry” R. Riley, 72, of McMinnville passed from this life on Friday, May 8, at Willow Branch in McMinnville.

Gerry was born on Tuesday, April 5, 1949 in Nashville. He was the son of the late Richard and Geraldine (Reeder) Riley. Gerry served this country in the Air Force for 27 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a faithful member of Gath Baptist Church.

Gerry is survived by one son, Kevan and wife Jayde Riley of McMinnville, two brothers, Mark and wife Carol Riley of Joelton, Tenn., and Randall and wife Carol Riley of Louisville, Ky., three grandchildren, Josiah Riley, Malachi Riley, and Hannah Riley, all of McMinnville.

The family will receive visitors Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon at Gath Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 12 noon at Gath Baptist Church, 6967 Smithville Hwy. McMinnville, 37110. Bro. Rick Stewart will be officiating. Interment will follow at Gath Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 9, 2021