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Joseph "JoJo" Parker Riley

March 26, 1956 — December 10, 2023

Matthews, Missouri

Joseph "JoJo" Parker Riley

 

Joseph “JoJo” Parker Riley, 67, a resident of Matthews, MO and formerly of Owensboro, Kentucky, departed this life Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Cotton Point Living Center in Matthews, MO. He was born March 26, 1956, in Owensboro, KY, to the late Joseph Tutt Jr. and Laura Riley Barnes.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Maxie Barnes; five brothers, Franklin Riley, David, Joe Billy, Melvin, and Rev. Terry Tutt; and two sisters, Thessalonian Taylor Mundy and Diane Sherman.

He was a member of Sweeney Street Missionary Baptist Church where he joined at an early age. JoJo attended Eastern Junior High and Owensboro High School, where he was an outstanding football player and graduated in 1975. He also attended Murray State University. JoJo loved to listen to gospel music, playing the drums, loved snickers candy bars, and most of all he stayed in the Bible.

He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Shantez Riley of Nashville, TN; two sisters, Gloria Kelsey of Owensboro, KY and Rebecca Taylor of Youngstown, OH; one brother, Maxie Riley of Louisville, KY; two nieces, Zelvitta (Bob) Parm of Owensboro and Maria (Lateef) Warren of Detroit; one nephew, Anthony Taylor of South Bend, IN; one great-nephew, Mariano McKenzie of Owensboro; and a host of cousins and friends.

A graveside service for Mr. Riley will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memories and condolences for the family of Joseph “JoJo” Parker Riley may be left at www.glenncares.com        

 

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Owensboro Memorial Gardens

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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