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Obituaries » Vernon Lewis Riley

Vernon Lewis Riley, 88, of Catlett, passed away August 28, 2021, at the Manassas Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born October 10, 1932, in Washington, D.C., to the late Lewis Hamilton Riley and Mattie Armstrong Riley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna T. Riley.

Vernon was an Airborne Radio Operator in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956, serving in various places including The Philippines and in Korea. He was a charter member of the Catlett Volunteer Fire Co., beginning his service in 1962 and a life member of VFW Post 9835. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Catlett, and he and his wife enjoyed square dancing and traveling.

He is survived by his son and his wife, Dwayne L. and Vicki Riley of Catlett; his sister, Betty Noland of Catlett; three grandchildren, Kyle L. (Alyssa) Riley, Kolby H. (Shannon Black) and Kelci Riley (Christopher) Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Maylynn and June Riley; a niece, Lisa (Kalvyn) Smith; a great nephew, Kraig Smith, and numerous family members and many, many friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Catlett Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catlett Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co., P.O. Box 280, Catlett, Va. 20119, or Trinity United Methodist Church, 9280 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett, Va. 20119.

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