Riley H. Nestor, 78, of Portsmouth, OH, died March 5 2005. He was bornMay 7, 125 in St. George, a son of the late Alec Nestor and Ina Shahan Nestor. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Marjorie Lee Oppenhiemer; a son Jim (and Melinda) Nestor of Chillocothe, OH; a daughter V. Sue Nestor (and Neil) Meisner of Taos, NM; six grandchildren Christina (and Michael) Burnright, Emily (and Eric) Walsh all of Wilmore, KY, Ben, Nathaniel, Zachary and Lily Meisner all of Taos, NM; two great-grandchildren Jacob and Megan Burnright; two brothers Ellis Nestor of Richmond, VA and Ira Nestor of Canton, OH; brothers and sister-in-law Joe (and Beulah) Carroll, Lillian Brisker and Bill (and Gloria) Oppenheimer; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sister, Ruth, Elsie, Ruby and Bertha Nestor; two brothers Woody Nestor and Asa Nestor.
He was a 1942 graduate of Parsons High School.
He served in World War II, in the Navy aboard the USS Franklin. He was an active member of the Temple Baptist Church, a deacon and he lead a Bible Study group at Riverview Retirement Center. He was in business in Portsmouth for 45 years, owning and operating the Riley Nestor Company. He was a member of the Portsmouth Lodge of Elks and James Dickey Post 23 of the American Legion.
Services were held at the Temple Baptist Church, Portsmouth with Pastor John Gowdy officiating. Interment followed in Scioto Burial Park with graveside military rites by James Dickey Post 23 American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Ohio, 1248 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662; or to Temple Baptist Church, 1148 Gallia St., Portsmouth, OH 45662.