William Riley Hannah, III (Riley), 22 years old. Riley was moving to Bluffton, SC he was staying with friends until he was ready to move. He died in Waukegan, IL. Riley was born August 11, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio to parents William R. Hannah Jr & Tina Fairchild-Hannah. Riley attended Adali Stevenson High school and McHenry West High School. Riley worked at thread-up he enjoyed the fast passed environment and enjoyed setting up photo shoot props. Riley's quick witted sense of humor left us all laughing at our own expense making us lighten up and put our problems in perspective.
Riley had such a beautiful mind. As early as grade school his teachers said his humor was quick witted and hilarious. He absorbed every detail and instantly had a joke or two that left everyone cracking up. He loved his friends and family using humor to lift their spirits before offering real advice. Along his journey Riley touched so many lives and mattered to far more people than he ever realized. The world lost a great young man just before his journey had really began.
On one occasion his friend Aubrey had an ex boyfriend who was harassing her. Riley's solution: Go to his house blasting Naruto fight music. Tell him he has a challenge awaiting him. Then hit him with your car. Gg, ez.
He had a great outlook on life expecting it would get better no matter what obstacles he was facing. Often cracking jokes at his own expense. Humor was definitely his gift and he eagerly shared it with the world.
Another time he told Aubrey he needed her opinion on something he designed, telling her I need your opinion Aubrieeeee I need your opinion it’s not a dick pic I promise.
Riley is survived by his parents William R. Hannah Jr and Tina Fairchild-Hannah; siblings Kacey, Christian, Aaron, Ashley, and Miranda; friends Mason, Mike, Antonio, Aubrey, Jr, far too many to ever list. He was loved by so many. Private family service, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Due to the Corona visitation is limited. Arrangements by Shaw Davis Funeral Homes, Columbus, Ohio. Gg bro (good game brother)
- Excerpts from Psalm 103 -
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust
As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
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