Riley Morgan Chadwell, Jr.
November 30, 1931 – August 21, 2022
Riley M. Chadwell, Jr. was born in Tazewell, Tennessee on November 30, 1931. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1950, just before the start of the Korean War. While stationed at San Diego, California, he met his future wife, Delores Jean Evans, who was working as a switch board operator for AT&T in Los Angeles. After the war ended, and they were married, Riley’s first son was born in 1955 while he was still in the Navy. Later, several years after he transferred from the US Navy to the US Marine Corps, Riley moved to the US Marine Corps Standby Reserve in 1962, after deciding to settle down in Omaha, Nebraska. After working briefly for Western Electric, Riley decided to leave the US Marine Corps Standby Reserve in 1963, to concentrate full-time on a career in construction work which promised to provide a better income to support his family. Since construction was booming in Omaha, Riley quickly moved from an entry level position to a good paying job as a bricklayer. In 1964, Riley’s second son was born and then in 1965, Riley founded his own small construction business and over the years moved from building single-family homes to bigger jobs until he incorporated the company as Chadwell & Sons, Inc. in 1970. After a successful career building apartment complexes and shopping centers, he closed the company and retired in 1994. Riley passed peacefully in his sleep the evening of August 21, 2022.
Riley enjoyed outdoor activities such as golf and hunting, and remained a die-hard fan of Nebraska Husker football, although he was also known to root for the Tennessee Volunteers.
Riley is survived by his ex-wife, Delores J. Chadwell, and their two sons, Riley M. Chadwell, III and Russell M. Chadwell.
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