James “Jimmy” Landon Riley, Jr. passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at his home in Carthage.

Mr. Riley was a son of the late James Landon Riley, Sr and the late Etha Elkins Riley.  He was preceded in death by his brother Larry Scott Riley. He was born December 12, 1927 in  Chatham County.

Mr. Riley founded Riley Paving Inc, where he worked for 73 years.  He was considered by many, to be a pioneer in the asphalt industry.

He was a member of Carthage United Methodist Church. He had served on various committees over the years. He served on the Board of Directors for Carolina Bank and Branch Banking and Trust.

He was elected and served as Commissioner and Mayor of The Town of Carthage.  Later he was elected and served as Moore County Commissioner. He was appointed by Former Governor Jim Hunt to the North Carolina Rail Commission.

Mr. Riley is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jean Faulk Riley, a daughter, Debbie Riley of Seven Lakes, two sons, Landy Riley and wife Belinda of Whispering Pines,  Scott Riley and his wife Sherry also of Whispering Pines . He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jeanne Hobbs of Southern Pines, Jim Hobbs of Southport, NC, Tatum Riley of Whispering Pines, James Riley of Whispering Pines, Dawson Riley of Whispering Pines, Jessica Riley of Greenville, NC Taylor Riley of Greenville, NC and Jake Riley of Whispering Pines,  great grandchild, Grady James Hobbs of South Port. NC, sister Sheila Williams and her husband Sam of Siler City, NC, brother, John Wayne Riley and his wife Harriett, also of Siler City, NC.

Mr. Riley’s service will be Friday October 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Carthage United Methodist Church.  Afterward the family will receive friends at the Carthage Community Building.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carthage United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 70  Carthage, NC. 28327

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Riley family.

Condolences on line at www.pinesfunerals.com

 

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  1. To the family of Mr. Riley.-  I am truly sorry to hear the news of his passing.-  May God be with you during this time of sorrow.-  May his love comfort you today, tomorrow and forever!

  2. I will always remember Jimmy as a friend, the man I looked up to as a father figure, He was more than a boss or owner of the plant , He was a great Friend, I-  am truly going to miss Jimmy. So sorry for the loss of Jimmy, rest my friend.

  3. A GARDEN PATH was sent on October 9, 2018

    Dear Jean, Debbie, Landy, Scott and family, We are so sorry to hear that Jimmy has passed. He was a dear sweet cousin. Our prayers and sympathy are with you. Love, Dawn Baker Biagianti and Dorie Biagiant

  4. A CONTINUUM WREATH ON EASEL was sent on October 9, 2018

    Dear Riley Family,
    With deepest sympathy may the peace of God surround you during this time of sorrow. Your family and you are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers God bless you all.
    Eddie

  5. A GRANDMOTHER’S GARDEN REMEMBERED was sent on October 9, 2018

    Dear Riley Family,
    With deepest sympathy may the peace of God surround you during this time of sorrow. Your family and you are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers God bless you all.

  6. A CONTINUUM WREATH ON EASEL was sent on October 9, 2018

    Dear Riley Family,
    With deepest sympathy may the peace of God surround you during this time of sorrow. Your family and you are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers God bless you all.
    Eddie

  7. Dear Family of Mr. Riley, I am so sorry to hear that Jimmy passed.-  – I will always remember Jimmy as a gentle giant in the business world.-  –  I always appreciated the times he would drop by the office.-  It is my prayer for God’s blessings, comfort, a

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. Will keep you all in my prayers
    Rita Wallace

  9. A SOPHISTICATION WILLOW BASKET SPRAY was sent by Jim/Melissa Babcock & employess of Stay Alert Safety Services on October 10, 2018

  10. I had the pleasure of working for Mr. Riley in 2010. I always enjoyed our talks about the Asphalt industry especially from back in the day. He was always early to work and in the little bit of time that i worked for him, i found that he always made time t

  11. Dear Riley Family,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Riley.-  I always enjoyed working together on NCDOT projects with Jimmy and Riley Paving.-  It was great to interact with him and get some of the great wisdom he had.-  He will be greatly misse

  12. A DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on October 10, 2018

    Our condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    STALITE

  13. Jean Debbie and Family, So sad for your family in the passing of Jim. May you fine peace in the memories you all shared.
    Prayers are with you.
    Mara

  14. Debbie and Family
    I am sorry to-  hear about the loss of your Father.-  May God be with you and bless you during your time of grief.- – 

  15. Our Prayers go out to Jimmy’s family. I was so sorry to receive the news of Jimmy’s passing. There is none better and kinder in this world than was Jimmy Riley. Gonna miss you old friend.- 

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