Obituary for Wallace Theodore Riley, Jr. of Carthage

Wallace “Ted” Theodore Riley, Jr., 74, of Carthage, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 11th, from 6-8P, at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines. A memorial service will be held in Sunday, March 12th, at 3PM, also at Boles Funeral Home Southern Pines.

Ted was born on January 19th, 1949, in Moore County to the late Wallace T. Riley, SR. and Melba (Clayton) Riley.  Ted was a native of Moore County and was a devoted husband, father, friend to many, and a deeply adored Poppy.

Ted is survived by his wife of 12 years, Jenny Riley of Carthage; children: Holly Biggs-Webb of Whispering Pines; Kerry Black Hooper (Jeramy) of Pinehurst; Clay Riley (Maggie) of Spearfish, South Dakota; and Rebecca Berger-Archibald (Ian) of Wilmington; a sister: Elizabeth Moss (Darrell) of Aberdeen, eight grandchildren: Ethan Biggs, Evan Biggs, Collin Biggs, Isabelle Hooper, Liam Riley, Finn Riley, Addison Berger, Andy Berger; a nephew Austin Moss and niece Whitney Moss.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a non-profit or charitable organization of choice in Ted’s memory.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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