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Polk Mourns Passing of NFL Great Ken Riley

 

Last updated 6/10/2020 at 10:46am

Virginia Condello

Chamber Marketing Director Virginia Condello with Bartow native and NFL great Ken Riley.

Shock, stunned disbelief blanketed Bartow last Sunday, June 7, as the community learned Ken Riley, 72, died suddenly from a massive heart attack. Heartbroken tributes posted on Facebook paying tribute to the NFL all-star demonstrated how beloved and well-respected he was, and showing the fragility of life.

"He was at the Solemn Assembly yesterday and seemed fine," wrote Richard Dreyer on his Facebook page, as Riley was among the more than 100 people gathered. "Yes, a great person and leader we've lost."

Dreyer, a member of the Community Relations Committee (CRC), was referring to the gather...



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