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James Irvin "Pete" Riley

October 16, 1963 — September 18, 2022

Bristol, TN – James Irven “Pete” Riley, age 58, passed on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Baltimore, MD on October 16, 1963, a son of the late Carl Luther Riley, Sr. and Zelma Sue Matney Riley. Pete was employed by Tri-City Extrusion and was a carpenter by trade. Pete loved to cut up and was always joking to get a rise from others. His laughter was probably heard by the Angels in Heaven.


He was an avid fisherman, member of the Great Tri-Cities Dart Association where he held many championship titles and earned his nickname “Pistol Pete”, but greatest love was riding his Harley Davidson bike with his family and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Teddy Dean Riley, and sister, Janice Riley. 


 Those left to cherish his memories include his brothers, Carl Riley, Jr., Jackie D. Riley and partner Tim G. Carrier; sister, Nancy Riley; son, Jacob Kane Riley; daughter, Brandi Riley Hodgson; nephew, Carl Garrett Riley; several cousins, aunts and uncles.


The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2022, in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Garry Cole of Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church officiating. A committal service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday in Green Hills Memorial Park in Claypool Hill, VA with family and friends serving as pallbearers.


The family would like to extend special thanks to Carl Luther Riley, Jr. for being such a dedicated and loving brother. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guest register.

The family of James Irven “Pete” Riley is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.


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Visitation

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Starts at 7:00pm (Eastern time)

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427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

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