Ruben Ernest Riley

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Ruben Ernest Riley

March 06, 1932 - October 06, 2018

Ruben Ernest Riley, 86, of Fairmont, passed away on Saturday (Oct. 6, 2018) at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Enterprise on March 6, 1932, a son of the late Bennie Lloyd Riley and Evelyn Nutter Riley.
Ruben is survived by four sons, Steven Riley and his wife Barbara of Streetsboro, Ohio, Jim Riley and his wife Helen of Kent, Ohio, David Riley and his wife Lisa of Braceville, Ohio, and Larry Riley and his wife Melissa of Nelson, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Carlson of Weston, Jane Quinn of Shinnston, and Kay Miller of Winchester, Virginia; extended family, Susan Reese of Fairmont, Peggy McLaughlin of Kingmont, Melody Simmons of Kingmont, and Walton and Donna Bush of Fairmont; many nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law Linda Deblasio, of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, and a brother-in-law and his wife, Dave and Helen Haun, of Fairmont.
In addition to his parents, Ruben was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Elaine Haun Riley; a companion, Jackie Bush; four brothers, William Riley, Frank Riley, Kenny Riley and Chester Riley; and two sisters, Pauline Lane and Mary Riley.
Mr. Riley retired as press operator for the Eveready Battery Company of Garrettsville, Ohio. He attended the Rose of Sharon Church of Fairmont and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, serving on the U.S.S. Sicily. Ruben was a former member of Garrettsville Masonic Lodge #246, A.F. & A.M. and was a former member of the Moose Lodge #9 and the V.F.W. Post 694 of Fairmont. He enjoyed gardening, flowers, traveling, dancing and vacationing at his winter home in Homosassa, FL.
The family will receive friends from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Rex Musgrove officiating. A committal service will follow at Enterprise Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published on October 7, 2018
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4 posts

Bill& Charlene Colvin
Oct 09, 2018
Sorry; For your loss ,Ruben was a real good man,
Our prayers goes out to all the family. Bill & Charlene.
Linda Haun DeBlasio
Oct 08, 2018
Ruben was a good man he been in the family for 40 years he touched by , everyone that knew him, he was loved by all who knew him , we all will missed Ruben, He was the best brother in law anyone could have.
Doris Rohrbaugh
Oct 08, 2018
R.I.P. Reuben, I have a lot of respect for this man. He was our neighbor for years and was a good neighbor as well as friend. And he was our best friends Dad. Love and Prayers to his family. I’m sure he will be missed!
Valorie Oxley Hren
Oct 08, 2018
I am very sorry for the loss of Ruben,I remember him as a very nice man .