Roger Riley, Sr.


MONITCELLO — Roger Lee “Popeye” Riley, Sr., passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at his home in Monticello. He was born February 13, 1960, in Wilmar, Ark.

Survivors include his wife, Erma Riley; two sons, Roger Riley, Jr., and Sidney Lucas; two nephews whom he raised as sons, Gregory Shaw and Jeremy Hayes; six brothers, Willie Lee Riley, James Riley, Eddie Riley, Edward Riley, all of Detroit, Mich.; Welton Green of Monticello, Ark.; and Emmit Riley of Crossett, Ark.; five sisters; Christine, Happy, Maryland Rawls, Bobbie, and Emma Riley, all of Detroit, Mich.; one grandson; two granddaughters; and many other relatives and friends

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Sixteen Section Baptist Church with burial in Green Mount Cemetery. Arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.