David Richard Riley, 53, of Portland, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at his residence.

He was born June 7, 1968, the son of Leemon and Margarete (Riley) Riley. He was a 1985 graduate of Jay County High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army.

David enjoyed spending his leisure time hunting, fishing and watching football.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Leemon Ward and Margarete “Sissy” Applegate; four sons, David Andrew Riley (fiancé: Kristy) Montpelier, Jason Riley (Carly) of Bluffton, Ethan Riley of Portland, and Darrel Riley of Portland; two daughters, Angel and Krista Riley, both of Portland; eight brothers, Mark Bunch (wife: Theresa) of Dunkirk, Craig Cassidy (wife: Amanda) of Dunkirk, Shawn Hale of West Virginia, Shannon Hale of Winchester, Cory Ward (wife: Tressa) of Redkey, Lonnie Ward of Albany, Michael Applegate of Portland and Matt Ward of Florida; two sisters, Carrie Martin (husband: James) of Dunkirk, and Candice Ackerman (husband: Bill) of Dunkirk; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Levi Riley; a sister, Christine Bunch; and step-mother, Cynthia Ward.

A memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Dunkirk Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Marion National Cemetery of Marion, Indiana.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 4 to 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Shook Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed at wilsonshookfh.com.