Riley Joseph Laws Jr. Age 85, of Festus, Missouri, passed away on September 27, 2021, in Festus. He was born October 10, 1935, in St. Louis, Missouri. Riley served in the Missouri National Guard then later he was transferred to the U.S. Army. He married the love of his life of 64 years Beatrice M. Schabus on December 29, 1956, in Wellston, Missouri. He was a Christian man and he and his wife attended Highland Baptist Church, in Hillsboro, Missouri. Riley was a proud Truck Driver, whether it was a short or long haul he enjoyed the work he did. He was also an avid race car fan.
Wife-Beatrice M. Laws (nee Schabus), of Festus, Missouri
Daughter-Suzanna M. (Bill), Wiesehan, of Pevely, Missouri
Son-Kenneth E. (Tammy) Laws, of Imperial, Missouri
Daughter-Louanne R. (Dave) Kothe, of Hillsboro, Missouri
Sister-Elizabeth “Betty” R. Shrum, of Lake St. Louis, Missouri
Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by:
Son-Bernard “Bernie” J. Laws
Father-Riley J. Laws Sr.
Mother-Mary Elizabeth Laws (nee McCarthy)
Visitation: Friday, October 1, 2021, from 5 to 6:45 pm at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri.
Military Honors will take place at 6:45 pm in the funeral home chapel.
Funeral Service: follows at 7:00 pm
Memorial Donations: Highland Baptist Church Building Fund, would be appreciated.