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Robert Riley

Robert Riley Jr.

Monday, February 15th, 1954 - Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Robert Riley, Jr. was born on February 15, 1954 to Robert Riley, Sr. and Ida Riley in Miami, Florida. Robert was affectionately known as “Marble Eye” and after moving to Jacksonville, Florida later adopted the name “Coach”. He attended The Bethel Church in Miami, Florida. Coach attended Miami Killian High School and received his diploma. He later attended Florida Memorial University where he received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree. Coach had a passion for the game of basketball. In the mist of pursuing his degree he had the opportunity to play pro basketball in Argentina.

Coach was employed with the Duval County School System as a teacher/coach where several students went on to the NFL and NBA. He was a dedicated teacher and loved his students. Coach retired after 37 years of service. He will be truly missed by his family.

Coach departed this life on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Riley, Sr. and Ida Riley; sister, Jeanette Harden.

Coach leaves behind his fiancée Eldora Baker; daughters, Tuwana Riley, Cynthia Brummage (Rodric), Latonya Shannon and Chantrell Riley; brother, John (Johnny) Strachan; sisters, Annie Manuel and Cynthia Lawson (Edward); special nieces, Patricia Pruitt (Thomas), Audrey Harden, Felicia Dimanche (Ernst); grandchildren, Arthur Washington, Alexis Johnson, Anthony Washington, Armon Richardson, Raven Brummage, Rayshel Brummage, Ariyon Riley, Ashanti Miller and Caleb Riley; great-granddaughter, Ava Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral service for Robert Riley, Jr. will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at the Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel 4315 N. Main Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at the Funerals By T. S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Caballero Rivero Dade South. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Jay Funeral Home
    17420 Homestead Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33157
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  • Service

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, January 25th, 2019 12:00pm
    Community Bible Baptist Church
    9855 S. West 152nd Street
    Miami, FL 33176
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  • Interment

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 |
    Friday, January 25th, 2019
    Caballero Rivero Dade South
    14200 SW 117th Avenue
    Miaimi, FL 33186
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Khalilah Ball

Posted at 10:11pm
Coach Riley was one of kind, he was my PE teacher at Darnell Cookman. May his memory live long. Sending peace and encouragement to the family.

Angela TenBroeck

Posted at 03:29pm
I am so sorry to hear of “Coach” passing. He was always such a good guy... RIP my friend. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.


Posted at 11:22am
May Mr. Riley's family and friends find comfort in the hope at John 3:16: "For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life." Treasure the prospect of everlasting life for him!

Jacqueline Thompson

Posted at 08:55pm
RIP neighbor. I’m going to miss seeing you sporting around the neighborhood in that mustang. I’m going to miss you, my friend. My condolences to the family. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Posted at 08:21am
RIP Coach Riley one of the best coaches at Darnell Cookman you will be missed. Chiquita Brown

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