Riley Garret Colten, 23, of Gainesville, Texas, passed away on Nov. 9, 2019. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville, Texas.


Riley was born on Nov. 30, 1995, to Eugene and Vickie Colten in Gainesville. Riley attended the Gainesville ISD. Riley loved spending time with his family. Riley loved the outdoors especially when he was going fishing. Riley was a welder and he enjoyed what he did.


Riley is survived by his parents, Eugene Colten of Gainesville, and Vickie Colten of Ardmore; sister, Janeen Colten-Talton and husband Anthony Talton, of Harker Heights, Texas; brother, Joesph Colten and wife Adriana, of Dallas; brother, Reuben Colten of Ardmore; Ernest Kelly of Gainesville; nephews, Chandler Colten, Dominic Talton, Ayden Colten and one niece, Alayna Colten.


He is preceded in death by his brother, Nicholas Colten; grandparents, Glen and Nancy Burch; great-grandparents, Cecil Riley and Gertie Burch and Mack and Opal Cox; Uncle Roy Colten and Aunt Frances Cox.