May 20, 1953 – Jan. 22, 2020
G. Philip Riley “Phil”, 66, resident of Eatonton, GA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 after fiercely battling cancer. A Celebration of life will be held on May 20, 2020 in Milton, FL.
Phil was born in Port St. Joe, FL on May 20, 1953. He reminded everyone that he would never just give up his fight with this disease. He loved the Lord and put all his faith in Jesus. He loved his earthly life, his wife and daughter, and his profession as a photographer. He also loved BB and Jack the dogs he rescued that had been abandoned along highways in Georgia. Phil Graduated from Bay High School in Panama City, FL and studied advertising and marketing at Florida State University. His interest turned to professional photography. Philip had a studio in Miami and in Jacksonville. He specialized in wedding portraiture; and family and children portraiture, as well as corporate events. Phil’s working relationship with the Ritz Carlton chain brought him up from Florida to the Ritz Carlton Reynolds in Greensboro, GA. Mr. Riley provide professional photography services to the Ritz Carlton Reynolds clientele and to their corporate clients for a number of years. Later he became a franchise owner through Portraits International, based in Houston, TX. Philip Riley was an avid and faithful fan of F.S.U. sports with a special love of football. “Go Seminoles!!” Rest in Peace our cherished Phil Riley. He is preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Lloyd Riley and Bernice Riley; his father-in-law, Edward J Mora, and his nephew, Jeffrey Riley.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Adria Rosemary Riley; daughter, Michelle Farah; mother-in-law, Melba Mora; brothers, David Riley (Georgia), Tommy Riley (Deborah), and sister Mary Carroll (Ken); Sister-in law, Melissa Mora (Doug); niece, April Lackpour; Brother-in-law, Edmund Mora.
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Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton has charge of arrangements.