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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Kenneth Riley

Kenneth Argyle Riley

Thursday, October 21st, 1937 - Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Reverend Kenneth A. Riley, age 82 of Carl Junction, Missouri, passed away Monday May 11, 2020.

He was born October 21, 1937 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Ernest and Genevieve (Martin) Riley.

Kenneth graduated High School in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and attended Southwestern Assemblies of God College. He became an ordained minister in 1963. He pastored and served many churches over several states. He retired in 2003 as the Senior Adult Pastor at Galena Assembly of God.

He married Barbara Sue Creech on December 21, 1957 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Scot Riley and wife Monica; one daughter, Regina Hayes and husband Walter; one sister Lois Joann Kimes; four grandchildren, Whitney Jones, Forrest Jones, Kourtney Riley, Kenneth O. Riley; and four great grandchildren, Dylan Oakes, Macee Oakes, Judah Oakes, and Adrian Oakes.

Those gentlemen honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are; Damin Rich, David Marks, Travis Crusa, Kenneth O. Riley, Randy Wyatt, and Luke Taylor.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday at Joplin Family Worship Center (5290 E 7th) with Pastor John Veazey and Pastor Dan Wermuth officiating. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 -7:00 Wednesday at the Second Assembly of God (402 N Schifferdecker)

In lieu of flowers contributions are requested to the Second Assembly of God Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    2nd Assembly of God
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Thursday, May 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, May 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Joplin Family Worship Center
    5290 E. 7th
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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    John Veazey
    Dan Wermuth Pastor
  • Interment

    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri
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Love always, Joann Kimes and Kathie Erler sent flowers to the family of Kenneth Argyle Riley.
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Larry Miller

Posted at 11:12am
40 years ago Pastor Riley performed our wedding ceremony at my sister’s home in Morrilton. He truly had a pastor’s heart and blessed countless people. Our prayers for the family as they deal with an empty chair.

Larry & Donna Miller

Mickey Harper

Posted at 09:12pm
I will always fondly remember Pastor Riley. They lived next door to me when they first arrived in Greer’s I would hear Sue playing the piano and Pastor Riley. They are the reason I started going back to church. Been Ttebding First asst ever since. Thank you Pastor Riley. Prayers for the family. Mickey Harper

Love always, Joann Kimes and Kathie Erler

Posted at 08:57pm
Sent with love and remembrance of a beloved brother and uncle.
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Ivey Myers

Posted at 07:02pm
A GREAT man of the Lord. Enjoyed his sermons, his talks and his fatherly hugs. He was a blessing to know. Was a encouraging part of my life when my father passed. Dancing on the Streets of Gold. RIP 💕

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