Devin Michael Riley

Devin Michael Riley, 18, of Goshen, Virginia went to join his family in his eternal home in Heaven on Sunday, May 7, 2023.

He was born January 7, 2005 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of Brian Keith Riley and Tamela Sue Sampson.

Devin played varsity baseball for one year; football for four years, three of which he was a varsity lineman letter winner all academic 2nd team; and a 2023 graduating senior to receive special acknowledgement for CTE auto body completion along with honorable GPA recognition. Devin was a member of Goshen Volunteer Fire Department and loved to serve his community, play poker, PlayStation, attend truck pulls, and was employed at Blue Beacon Truck Wash in Raphine. Devin had a smile that could light up any room and was adored by so many. He will always be remembered for being kind, caring, and the life of the party.

He is survived by his father, Brian; mother Tammy; step-father, Eddie Bryant; brother, Keith Riley and wife Mikahla of Millboro; sister, Rebecca Riley of Goshen; maternal grandparents: Gerald and Bonnie Sampson of Goshen; niece Ali Nicole and nephew Ronan Zyier; special friends: Dylan Byram, Caleb Hall, Derek Smith, Mary Cole; special cousin, Kenzie Riley; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and classmates from Rockbridge County High School.

Devin was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Palmer and Theresa Riley of Millboro.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2023 at the Goshen fairgrounds with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating and Pastor Scott Reese assisting. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery with fellowship to follow at the church.

Pallbearers will be Brian Riley, Keith Riley, Eddie Bryant, Jason Waller, Johnny Sibold, Troy Riley; honorary pallbearers are the Rockbridge County High School Senior Class and the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department.

The family will receive friends the night before from 5 – 7 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department or the Rockbridge County Wildcats Football Team.


  1. Cody Black

    You was a great young man that I remember as a kid watching you play baseball . You will be missed by so many.

    • Donna Harmon

      I do not personally know you or your family. However, I am a mother who lost a son in an auto accident but he was far older. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for each of you, the ache in your heart, the expectation that he will walk thru the door. You wish it were all some horrible dream, and you appreciate the love and friendship of others. However, it does nothing for your pain inside. I know it never will go away or even ease. My heart and prayers are with you, that you may be able to get thru moment by moment and day to day. Just know when you close your eyes and lay your hand on your heart, he is there! Prayers and love sent to each of you during this tragic time in your lives. God Be with and comfort you. From one mother to a other with love⚘️

  2. ciara casady

    you were an amazing person to be around i love having you as a friend may you rest easy and live one heck of a life up there you will be missed by many.

  3. James

    Rip buddy one guy that never was a stranger to anyone fly high #60

    • haylee austin

      I didn’t know you but my heart definitely broke for your family and friends.. prayers for everyone❤

  4. Zach

    Devin was a great teammate and friend. He was always happy at practice and made the rest of us smile and laugh. But he also knew how to focus and play hard when it was time. Extending my condolences, He will be missed.

  5. Chris

    Devin was a joy to coach and always gave 100% It was great to see him grow into an amazing young man and go on to have success in high school. He made the world a better place while he was here.

  6. Blacksburg VA resident

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs!

  7. Shannon Coburn

    Prayers for friends and family during this difficult time!

  8. Cathi Earhart

    Deepest sympathy for your family. Prayers

  9. David Moore

    We’ve never met, but we share your grief, having lost a son ( yrs old) in an automobile accident. God be with you as you go through the coming days. Remember, Heaven is there for all who love and serve God. You’ll be reunited when the time is right. Love and prayers


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