Fallen Hero: SGM(Ret) Danny Paul Riley


Funeral Home

Senter Funeral Directors

707 South Adams Street Fulton, MS
(662) 862-3161


11 am -1 pm, Saturday, 25 March 2023, Mr. Pleasant Church, Fulton, MS


1 pmSaturday, 25 March 2023, Mt. Pleasant Church, Fulton, MS


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 22, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SFC(Ret) , age 75, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served within Co. D, 1/185 Aviation has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

Danny Paul Riley, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born August 6, 1947 to the late Huey Douglas Riley and the late Lula Bell Cromeans Riley. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a member of the 25th Lightning Division U.S. Army. He served as an infantryman in Explosive Ordinance Disposal. He acquired two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during Vietnam. He was a Sergeants Major with the MS Army National Guard. He retired out of the D-Co 1st 185th Aviation Battalion. He also retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation as a Lt. for the northeast region. He enjoyed gardening and working around the family farm. He loved his family and his granddaughters. He was fond of the title of Papaw.
Services will be 3:00 pm on Saturday March 25, 2023 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Holsonback and Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial with Military Honors will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sarah Jo Riley; son, James (Kari) Riley; granddaughters: Hannah, Shelby, and Ruthie Riley; special nephews: Josh and Jake Holsonback; sister-in-law, Nellie (Bobby) Moore; sister-in-law, Betty (Gary) Pate; brother-in-law, Tim (Susan) Holsonback; host of many extended family and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy Riley
Pallbearers are Josh Holsonback, Jake Holsonback, Jonathan Pate, Jeff Moore,
Honorary Pallbearer is James Neaves
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com