1936 Riley 2018

Riley Timmons

October 20, 1936 — July 30, 2018

Riley N. Timmons, 81, Topeka, returned home on Monday, July 30, 2018. He was born October 20, 1936 in Belvue, Kansas. The son of Pearl Roberta (Heston) and Melvin A. Timmons, Riley attended State Street Elementary School and Holiday Jr. High. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1959 where he obtained his G.E.D. Riley always had a smile on his face, enjoyed road trips, loved riding his Harley Davidson, enjoyed naps and loved to eat! He was a generous man, loved God and his family. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and was ready to give the shirt off his back for someone in need. Riley had many jobs including selling newspapers, Sears, Topeka Flour Mill, Union Pacific Railroad, Marlette Trailers and Great Bend Feedlot. Riley married Madalyn (Mickey) McNeill (D. 2005) on July 15, 1955. From this marriage was born a daughter, Vonn Char-Ree. Riley also married Della (Gina) Medina (D. 2016) and Darlene Wilhelm (D. 2011). He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Melvin, brother, Melvin Jr., sister, Florence and a few nephews. Survivors include daughter, Char-Ree Cozart (Jerry) of Pahrump, Nevada, four grandchildren, Ryan Schmidt (Brienna) of Pampa, TX, Andrea Hoskins (Missy) of Ridgecrest, California, Monique Cozart (Matt) of Pahrump, NV, and Jake Cozart of Portsmouth, VA, ten great-grandchildren, his siblings, Shirley Nance of Utah, Marcia Aubert, Gary Timmons and Barbara Timmons of Topeka, Judy Broesch of Wisconsin, Sharon Elke (Denny) of Minnesota and Karen Woodall (Ray) of North Carolina, 36 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Riley's wishes were cremation. Graveside services will be at Wamego Cemetery, Wamego, Kansas, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3 p.m.
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