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Nimrod Lee Riley

July 1, 1959 ~ December 16, 2020 (age 61)

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Nimrod Lee Riley, 61, of Arthurdale entered eternal rest from his home on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. He was born in Morgantown, July 1st, 1959 a son of Dorothy (Bishop) Riley and the late Alston Riley.

 Nimrod was a lifetime member of the Reedsville Volunteer Fire Department serving as Chief and held all offices and positions, currently serving as president. He was former director of the office of emergency management of Preston County and he helped establish the local 911 system. Was a valley EMS. Elected as a county commissioner for 8 years and a lifelong politician. At the age of 15 he apprenticed at the Arthurdale Water Company under Claude Bonnette and has operated the water company ever since. He loved the outdoors, but most of all he loved his girls. He was owner operator of NL Riley Construction for many years. His knowledge of Arthurdale housing and ability to do quality repairs was well known.

He is survived by his mother Dorothy; two daughters: Anna Edmunds and Justin;and Aubree Riley and Dylan Bowers; one brother: Michael Riley; four sisters: Marilyn Newcome,  Irene Durr,  Donna Guire, and Mary Jane Zeigler; two grandchildren: Isabella and Derek; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and brothers: Brian and Lonnie.

Friends are being received at the Reedsville volunteer fire department on Friday December 18th, from 3 to 7 p.m. All covid-19 precautions will be taken. Private service and burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations: Reedsville VFD Equipment Fund, PO Box 248, Reedsville, WV 26547.

Morgan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Riley family.


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December 18, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reedsville VFD
291 Kingwood Street
Reedsville, WV 26547-0248


Reedsville VFD Equipment Fund
PO Box 248, Reedsville WV 26547

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