Nathan Lee Riles Sr.

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Riles Sr.
April 4, 1935- June 27, 2018
Mr. Nathan Lee Riles Sr. of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at the age of 83.
Nathan was born to parents Jonas J. and Ethel Mae Riles on April 4th, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up as the youngest of two and attended Benjamin Franklin High School before enlisting in the United States Marines. He later transferred to the United States Air Force and retired in 1977. He immediately took a civil service position from which he also retired. His military awards included an Air Force Good Conduct Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, and an Air Force Commendation Medal.
Nathan is survived by his wife of 63 years, Claydene Narcissus (Johns) Riles, six children Nathan Lee Riles, Jr., Christopher Allen Riles, Jeffery Maurice Riles, Jerald Marteen Riles, Eric Lee Riles and Charla Anne (Riles) Coleman as well as 22 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Published in The Gazette on July 8, 2018
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