GALESBURG - Timothy Joseph Riley, 58, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at home. He was born Dec. 22, 1958, in Galesburg, the son of William and Wanda Riley. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1977 and subsequently worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in Galesburg and Knoxville. Tim also taught English as a second language in a private school in China for many years. Upon his return to Galesburg, he worked for RFMS as a direct support person in both the Rock Island Avenue and West Tompkins Street homes, a vocation well suited for Tim, given his commitment to help others. Tim was a man of Christ, content with little, but driven to help those with less. He will be missed by all those who knew him. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and is survived by a brother and sister. He regularly attended Harmony Baptist Church. A memorial service in his honor will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Harmony Baptist Church, 746 Hawkinson Ave., Galesburg. The Rev. Chris Nissley will officiate. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Memorials may be made to the church's benevolent fund to help those in the community with financial hardships.
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