Paul “P.R.” Ray Riley

Paul “P.R.” Ray Riley, 76, of Forest, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 16, 2023.  Born in Veedersburg on June 18, 1946, Paul was the son of Franklin and Geraldine “Vera” (Abernathy) Riley.

After graduating high school, Paul served in the Army Air Force.  He worked as a journeyman tool & die maker at Tenneco (Federal Mogul) in Frankfort for 37 years.

He married Paula Martin on June 28, 1984.  Paul was a generous and handy man and was willing to help anyone he could.  He never met a stranger.  He enjoyed listening to old classic country music and karaoke, going to dances and events, spending time at the VFW and loved his family dearly.

Surviving Paul are his wife, Paula; their children, Julie (David) Pilkey and Pat (Stacy) Riley; grandchildren, Kristen (William) Robinson, Jordyn Kessler, Ashley (David) Lemelin, Taylor Riley, Nick Cook, Nathan Cook, and Sarah Pilkey; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Peggy Davis, Kay (Erick) Mann, Sylvia Prichard and Beverly VanSickle.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sister, Betty (Charles) Clodfelter; and brothers, Harold (Laverne) Riley, Ronnie Riley, and Larry (Mary) Riley.

A Celebration of Life will be held this summer near his birthday.  Day & Genda Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion.  Messages of condolence may be left at


  1. Dear Paula we are so sorry for your loss you have our deepest condolences we send our love and am praying for you and your family

    Phil and Sandy Wessel

  2. Pat,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you and your family as you get through this difficult time.

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