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.

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