Riley Smith has announced that he is seeking re-election as Mayor of DeQuincy.
Smith is a native of Texas and proud to say Louisiana is his home. He began his career in the funeral industry when he was 18 years of age and purchased his first funeral home in 2002. In 2015, he was given the opportunity to purchase the funeral home in DeQuincy which is now known as Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, along with Riley Smith Memorial Park.
Since the acquisition of the funeral home in DeQuincy and Riley Smith Memorial Park, he has also purchased the Masonic and McFatter Cemetery and maintains Perkins Cemetery. Additionally, Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home now owns its own crematory and has purchased a funeral home in Kinder known as Reed-Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home. These businesses continue to grow and now employ twelve full time employees and 30-35 part-time employees.
He is married to Rebecca Smith and they have three children, Cameron, Landon and Hannah.
The Smiths are members of First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy.
Since moving to DeQuincy, Smith has served as Vice President of the DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce, President of Town Hall Museum, Chairman on the Board of DeQuincy Housing Authority, Treasurer of the Veterans Memorial Park and served on the Louisiana Development Readiness Committee. Currently, he is a member of The Rotary Club of DeQuincy and DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce.
Smith was elected to serve the City of DeQuincy as Mayor in 2019.