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Randall “Randy” Scott Riley

FREMONT, IND.– Services celebrating the life of Randall “Randy” Scott Riley, 59, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1089 E. State St., Salem, Ohio.

Randy, formerly of Salem, passed away suddenly on Nov. 26 of heart complications at Parkview North Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born on Jan. 12, 1960 in Salem, Ohio. He was a cherished son to Patricia and the late Don Riley and the proud and devoted father to his son, Hayden.

Randy was a 1979 graduate of Salem High School. After graduation, he began his career at Mobile Consultants Inc. in the mobile home business. He then began his own business, Leisure Life Financial Services, as an RV and boat loan originator in Indiana. He married Lisa Holloway in September of 1994. They welcomed Hayden Scott in August 2000. After he and Lisa parted ways, Randy remained active and engaged in Hayden’s life. In 2012, Randy made a career change and became a sales manager at Barton Lake RV in Fremont, Ind.

Randy’s favorite thing to do was anything that included Hayden, whether it be attending ballgames or long rides in the car, he was having the time of his life. His other great love was racing. He would spend most of the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He even went as far as to have the IMS wings and wheel logo tattooed on his calf. He loved racing so much that he bought his own go-kart and started racing himself. After being diagnosed with arthritis in 2000, he became a participant in the Indiana Arthritis Foundation’s annual go-kart race in downtown Indianapolis. Randy could engage anyone with his sense of humor and his quick and intelligent wit, warmed by an unforgettable smile and flaming red hair. He had a love of laughter and had a gift for making people laugh. He will be forever remembered as a good man, loyal father and friend with a big heart and great sense of humor.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia of Salem; son, Hayden of Indianapolis; brother, Rohn of Salem; sister, Susan (Bruce) Fender of Lisbon; and brother, Robert. He leaves behind nephews, Ryan (Samantha) Riley and Greg (Lauren) Porter and niece, Amanda Mayhew in which he held in the deepest affection. He also leaves numerous aunts, uncles, great-nieces and -nephews who were never far from his thoughts.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ada Elizabeth, and father, Donald Riley.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, Ohio; or The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1089 E. State St., Salem, Ohio.

12/7/19

(Paid obituary)