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Dr. Gorman L. Riley

August 28, 1925 — February 24, 2023

Dr. Gorman Riley

August 28, 1925 ~ February 24, 2023

Dr. Gorman Riley, 97, of Wharton, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 24, 2023, after he passed away at a Sugar Land medical center. He was born on August 28, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas, to the late William Chandler and Ethel Jack Riley.

 

Gorman was raised in San Antonio and Lytle, Texas. He served our country honorably during WWII in the United States Army Air Corps and was stationed in Guam, where he met his long-time best friend Walter Halm. After the war, he attended Baylor University and Baylor College of Medicine. Gorman was a family practitioner for over 40 years in Houston and then later in Wharton. He truly loved being a doctor and caring for people. Gorman married Alice Marlene Graham on December 28, 1987, who preceded him in death on June 20, 2016. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, tending his garden, being out in nature, and looking after his family. A godly man of strong faith, he loved meditating on the message of the Bible and attending his church.

 

He is survived by his family and many friends, including daughters Carolyn Riley and Becky Burrell, nephews Edward and Jane Roberson, Marshall and Margie Roberson, David and Debi Roberson, and Jimmy and Peggy Riley, niece Jackie Mann, and his dear companion Annette Carter.

 

Serving as pallbearers are:Phillip Carter, Trey Maffett, Wesley Maffett, Sam Maffett, Edward Roberson, Marshall Roberson, Emil Soderquist, Keith Venglar

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Chapel of Wharton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church in Wharton with Bro. Tony Wishert officiating. Burial will be in the Lytle Community Cemetery at 5 pm in Lytle, Texas.

 

Funeral services were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

Condolences can be left at www.whartonfuneralhome.com

 


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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 3, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 4, 2023

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

First Baptist Church of Wharton

507 North Fulton Street, Wharton, TX 77488

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 4, 2023

5:00 - 5:30 pm (Central time)

Lytle Community Cemetery

15308 Newton Drive, Lytle, TX 78052

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