David Britten Riley, 61, a resident of Westlake, LA passed from this life on January 20, 2020 in a local care facility after a long illness.
David was a loving father, grandfather, son, and friend. He was a friendly soul, loved joking, pranking others, loved children and helping other people. He was a construction millwright for the majority of his life and loved spending time on the water fishing. David traveled and worked around the country with his sons, being not only a dad, but a best friend, teaching them countless trades, crafts, skills, and life lessons.
Mr. Riley is preceded in death by his father, Jonthan Pryor Riley, siblings: Richard Leonard “Dick” Riley and Kenneth Gene Riley.
David leaves to cherish his memory his two sons: Davis “Brandon” Bithen McCollum of Toledo Bend, LA and Johnathan Riley of Lake Charles, the mother of his children; Angela Turner, mother; Sarah “ Sally” Henson and her husband Sammy Neil Henson, siblings: Derek Riley of Lakeview, OR and Dee Dee Riley Combs of Westlake, LA, grandchildren: David Evan and Ashlin McCollum, and Isabella Riley, and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held on February 8, 2020 in the sanctuary of Bellview Baptist Church in Westlake at 2:00 PM. Bro. Oliver McGuire is to officiate. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. Mr. Riley’s cremation has been entrusted to Lakeside Funeral Home.
Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.lakesidefh.com