William (Bill) Stone Riley, 86, was born in Rocky Mount North Carolina on May 27, 1936 to Ed and Ida Mae Riley. He passed from this life on March 23, 2023. He was known as “Frosty” by his closest family and friends due to his frosty white colored hair when he was young.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and 4 siblings (Ed, Mary, John and Bernice). Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Rhoda; children, Greg (Dana) Riley, Cynthia (Mike) Bell, and Shannon (fiancée, Terese Goren) Riley; sister, Virginia Glasgow; grandchildren, Jake, Hannah, Corey, and Brett; and great grand-daughter, Kolby.
Bill enlisted in the Air Force shortly after graduating from Benvenue High School in 1954 and married Rhoda Ann Scott on June 15, 1957. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years (and 3 days!) achieving the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He started a second career at Boeing Wichita in 1974 as a Technical Publications Manager; during this time he completed his BA in Business Management at WSU. He retired from Boeing in 2001. After retirement he was an active Member of the Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization and the Gideon Ministry. Bill was very proud of his service to his country and received many awards and honors while in the Air Force and at Boeing.
Bill valued faith, family, friends and community service and impacted many people during his life. His Christian faith was an essential part of his life.
Celebration of life service for our beloved husband and father will be Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 at Pleasantview Baptist Church, 1335 North Buckner Street Derby, Kansas 67037. Viewing is 10:00 am to 11:00 am followed by an 11:00 am funeral service. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.