Wayne Ray Riley

April 13, 1942, March 22, 2019

Wayne Riley

Coach Wayne Riley, 76, of Silsbee, died Friday, March 22, 2019. He was born on April 13, 1942, in Kountze, to Nellie Creel Riley and Minyard Daniel Riley. Wayne coached at Silsbee High School for many years before retiring.

Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Frankye Riley; daughter, Leisa Stokes and her husband, Jason, of Beaumont; granddaughters, Jill and Anna-Grace Stokes of Beaumont; sisters, Joyce Carlisle of Longview and Frances Riley of Vidor; brother, James Riley of Grand Forks, North Dakota; sister-in-law, Dorothy Riley of Kountze; numerous nieces and nephews; and other extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas Riley, Elmer “Bo” Riley, and Marvin Riley; and sister, Carol Brown.

A gathering of Coach Riley’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Saint Mark Catholic Church, 905 North 9th Street, Silsbee. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mark Catholic Church, 905 North 9th Street Silsbee, Texas 77656 or Praise Church, 8325 Walker Road, Beaumont, Texas 77713.

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Funeral Service
St. Marks Catholic Church Silsbee St. Marks Catholic Church Silsbee
905 North 9th Street, Silsbee, Texas 77656
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705
St. Marks Catholic Church Silsbee
905 North 9th Street, Silsbee, Texas 77656
Praise Church Beaumont
8325 Walker Road, Beaumont, Texas 77713

Comments (13)

  • Beverly Callaway

    26 March 2019 at 23:25 | #

    Frankye, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.


  • Don Muckleroy

    26 March 2019 at 03:51 | #

    I had the honor knowing Coach Riley in three different capacities. First he was one of my coaches and teachers, when I came back to Silsbee to coach he was a colleague and he and Frankye became my friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


  • Gene Scoggin

    26 March 2019 at 02:28 | #

    Great memories of Coach and our time together in Silsbee. Prayers for Frankye and all the family.


  • Kevin E McClusky

    25 March 2019 at 23:43 | #

    Prayers to Coach Riley's family. Our paths crossed as coach and football player at the Silsbee Tiger Nation. Moved us to perform at our highest level. He was tough, yet always fair. He always made the effort to tell you why he just chewed on you and made it clear that he cared. Thank you Coach Riley.


  • Earnest Dodis

    25 March 2019 at 22:54 | #

    He was a great coach and person


  • Lisa Guedry

    25 March 2019 at 14:18 | #

    Lee and I pray that God would surround you with His peace and comfort during this most difficult time. I'll always remember Coach Riley as a strong, gentle man with a huge heart. Sending prayers, love, and hugs. Love, Lisa & Lee Guedry


  • Glen Hill

    25 March 2019 at 00:07 | #

    WR Rest In Peace my friend, will always have fond memories of our talks and time together. Kathi and I are praying for Frankye and Leisa??????


  • Mark Muckleroy

    24 March 2019 at 23:28 | #

    My condolences go out to the entire family of Coach Riley. He was a really good man and an inspiration to Tigers for decades. He will always live in my mind prowling the sidelines with Harold Lloyd.


  • Cheryl Bean

    24 March 2019 at 22:04 | #

    He and my brother were classmates. They shared hopes, visions of the class of 1960. Prayers for the Riley family.


  • Billy and Cecelia Barclay

    24 March 2019 at 04:09 | #

    Heartfelt condolences for Wayne’s family. So sorry to hear of your loss-peace be with you.
    Billy and Cecelia


  • Frankie and Marsha Williams

    23 March 2019 at 20:34 | #

    All of the family out here in California give the family our condolences and love. Prayers are going up for you all. We love you.


  • Jimmy

    23 March 2019 at 15:17 | #

    "Son of Minyard" (his teammates' affectionate nick-name for him) - All American at Blinn - college graduate - family man - his fine, hard-working parents would be proud. Rest in peace - Jimmy--
    Blinn College football All-Americans
    1961 - Wayne Riley - Football


  • Judy Van Pelt

    23 March 2019 at 01:08 | #

    Frankye and Leisa, I'm saddened to hear of your loss. I know you have many sweet memories of time spent with him. Sending prayers for your peace and comfort as you grieve. Our condolences to you and your family, Donnie and Judy Van Pelt


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