Jon Allen Riley, Sr.
Born to William Herbert and Helen May (Colbert) Riley on November 11,1948 in Roaring Springs, Pennsylvania, passed away on July 17, 2021.
Jon served in the United States Army for 21 years 1968-1989, serving in numerous places including Germany for 6 years. He retired at Fort Carson, CO, becoming a long-time resident of Security, CO. Jon was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. After retirement, he worked at Checks Unlimited in Colorado before transferring to Kansas in 2009, and later became a school bus driver serving the Olathe, KS area.
Jon was involved in Boy Scouts for over 35 years, serving as Scout Leader, Quartermaster for various troops and NYLT training, National Jamboree volunteer and God and Country instructor, he was a member of the Order of the Arrow, a Wood Badge graduate (Bobwhite) and staff member. Jon received numerous scouting awards: District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver recipient, James E. West Fellow. He also volunteered at his church as greeter, communion server, coffee bar host, and vacation bible school volunteer.
When Jon was not working or volunteering, he enjoyed supporting his children and grandchildren at all their events; including baseball, football, swimming, soccer, track and field, and bowling. He listened to talk radio, took their Huskies on daily walks (Chinook, Sandy, Brownie, and Rusty), and watched sports, specifically the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and Penn State Football. He was a true fan no matter how the season was going. Jon was an avid hunter and shared his love of the sport with his family and friends.
Jon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sally (Brown) Riley, son Jon Jr. (Jackie) Riley, daughter Sherrie (David) Baxter, son Scott (Lindsay) Riley, grandchildren Jordan Riley, Jon James Riley, and Braden Baxter. He is also survived by his siblings; Max Riley (Betty), Chester (Tim) Riley (Fretta), Doris Brubaker (Lewis), Lois Phillips (Jim) brother-in-law C. Eugene Smith (Anna). Jon is preceded in death by his brothers: William (Bill), Robert (Bob), James (Hump) and sisters Jeanie Johnson and Mary Jane Smith.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Legacy Christian Church (Olathe, KS), Olathe Christian Church (Olathe, KS), or Pikes Peak Christian Church (Colorado Springs, CO) in Jon’s name.
A local memorial service will be held on July 23, 2021 at 5pm at Legacy Christian Church, 16000 Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66062 with visitation to follow from 6:00-7:30pm.
Memorial service at Pikes Peak Christian Church, 4955 Bradley Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80911 with family viewing 2:30-3:00 pm, public viewing 3-4 pm, service at 4:00pm on July 28, 2021.
Committal service at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road Colorado Springs, CO, 80925 at 2 pm July 29, 2021.
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