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Riley Plunkett Gill, Jr., 91, of Benton passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. He was born in Little Rock to the late Riley Plunkett Gill Sr. and Minnie Reed Gill. He was a longtime member of Rose Hill Church of the Nazarene.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Gill; a brother, Glen Ray Gill; a sister, Wilma Gill Grosenbaugh; and a nephew, William Lee Gill Jr.
He is survived by his son, David W. Gill (Pat) of Bryant; a daughter, Martha Jane Gill; and a granddaughter, Priya Gill, both of Jonesboro; a brother, William Lee Gill Sr. of Perryville; his â€śother son,â€ť Dale White of Ferndale; a very special neighbor, Monica Kendrick; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
Riley was a World War II veteran. He retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad after 43 years as chief time keeper. He loved gardening, antique automobiles, railroad history and camping on the Buffalo River. He also enjoyed going to the Benton Senior Activity and Wellness Center, where he made many new friends.
The family would like to thank Elder Independence and Saline Memorial Hospice for the excellent care he was given. At the familyâ€™s request, in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rose Hill Church of the Nazarene, 11001 Kanis Road, Little Rock, AR 72211.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl, Court in Little Rock, with the Rev. Steve Comeans officiating. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Little Rock Funeral Home (501- 224-2200).
Online guestbook: www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.