Carrol Andrew Riley
1925 - 2021
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Carrol Andrew “Andy” Riley, age 96 of The Plains died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.  Born Aug. 13, 1925 in Athens County, he was the son of the late James A. Riley and Rosa Addie Brooks Riley.

A graduate of Chauncey-Dover High School, he retired from the City of Athens Water Treatment Plant.  He was also a locksmith and operated Andy’s Lock and Key for several years.  He was a state certified electrician and operator for sewer and water treatment.  He was an amateur radio operator with license number W8VKJ.  He was a member of Christ Community Wesleyan Church.

Andy is survived by his daughter, Marjorie Ann Morrison of Strongsville; two grandchildren, Jimmy (Meraldi) Morrison of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Natalie Morrison of Dallas, Texas; three great grandchildren, Chloe, Zaid and Bailey; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Betty Davis Riley, who died in 2016; two sisters, Irene Coe and Ena Sharp; and three brothers, Ray Riley, Oliver Riley and Jim Riley.  Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens with Pastor Bert Christian officiating.  Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register at

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Published in Jagers and Sons Funeral Home on Dec. 30, 2021.
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January 4, 2022
We thought a lot of Uncle Carrol. He was a king and loving person. He was always willing to help anyone without expecting anything in return. He always had a smile or a joke. He was a devoted christian. He loved his wife Betty very much. Uncle Carrol and Aunt Betty were very good to our family. We will miss him. Prayers for Marjorie and family as they mourn the loss of a wonderful person. Sorry we were unable to attend service because of covid, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mont Bennett
January 3, 2022
We will remember Carrol as a kind person who would help anyone, anytime they needed help. He was a dedicated loving husband to his wife Betty, visiting daily when she was confined to the rest home. A number of local water systems depended on his electrical genius to help with their construction and operation. He really liked the Ponderosa as a place to eat. Most importantly, we have lost a great guy and a friend to many.
Kent and Belinda Nichols
January 2, 2022
Carrol always had a smile and was always willing to help above and beyond. He was friend, co-worker and a hobby acquaintance. He will surely be missed by many. Prayers to the family, Les (N8TRK) and Linda Westfall
Leslie westfall
December 31, 2021
Praying for Marjorie and her loved ones as they mourn. God bless you and keep you.
Vincent Briley
December 31, 2021
Carrol was such a joy to be around. He always had a special smile or joke or a bit of good news. He was one of the hardest-working men I think I've known. He was always ready to help someone when he could. We will miss him. Our prayers go out to the family. We love you all!
Linda Weekley
December 30, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Best Friend, wonderful neighbor,very interesting and knowledgeable person. God Bless the Family.
Gary Mckibben
December 30, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Carrol was such a kind, generous man. He has helped so many people.
Susan Jago
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