Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Austin D. Riley

Austin Dewey Riley,  81, of  Panama, OK passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 in Tulsa, OK.  Austin was born July 9, 1933 in Lone Wolf, OK to Dewey & Birdie (Wright) Riley.    Austin was an ordained minister  with  the Pentecostal Church.  He pastored churches down in southeast Oklahoma, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City.  His life was lived around his ministry.  He and his wife Wanda moved to Panama, OK for retirement.  He touched and made a difference in many people's lives.  He was loved by family and friends.  His hobby was woodworking.  He never met a stranger.  He had many, many friends.  Austin served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was a man of honor, and a man of God.  He  was preceded in death by his siblings, Lena Mae Florence McCloud, Verna Rose Dickerson, Carl Forest Riley, W.O. Riley and Molly Fay Sawyer.  

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Crutchfield Riley of the home; son, Ronnie & Carolyn Riley of Shady Point, OK; stepsons, Kenny & Elaine Cloud of Oologah, OK, Ronald Cloud of Idabel, OK, Danny & Traci Cloud of Tulsa, OK; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; 2 great great granddaughters; 2 sisters, Georgia & Garland Boykin, Bonnie & Rex Smith all of Oklahoma City; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, Panama, OK with Rev. Vernon Stone officiating.  Interment will follow in Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe, OK.  Pallbearers will be Harold and Dean Arter, Johnny Painter, Anthony Jiminez,  Leon Potts & Harlan Boykin.


Anonymous said...

One of the greatest men I've ever known. He taught us all so much. -Michael Riley, Austin's grandson

Anonymous said...

W.O. Riley's children, Bobbie, Barbara and Dennis were sadden to hear of the their uncle Pee Wee's passing. - Douglas McKennnon, Bobbie Riley's son.