Riley Turner Armando Shoultz, 30, of Franklin Street, died at 3:04 p.m. April 21, 2017, at his home.
Riley was born March 4, 1987, in El Salvador and joined his family when he was nearly three where he was destined to be his mother’s heart and delight.
He grew up in the First Presbyterian Church in Columbus. Recently, he participated in, and sometimes facilitated, a Bible study here in Columbus.
He enjoyed weight lifting, skateboarding, video games and collecting Nike shoes.
He was fun-loving, with a unique sense of humor and loved entertaining those around him. His sons were the center of his life. Riley loved children and when he took his sons to various playgrounds, he often became a pied piper with several children gathering around to join the fun.
He was a very good friend and would often find ways to help others. Riley was loved by many and his passing will forever leave a hole in the lives of his family, friends and others who were privileged to know him.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Norie Erickson and the Rev. Cal Brand officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Riley Shoultz Memorial Fund through the funeral home.
Survivors include his mother, Debarah Shoultz of Columbus; three sons, Ethan Shoultz of Indianapolis, Andrew Turner and Jayceon Shoultz, both of Columbus; an honorary son, Landen Ramey of Indianapolis; two uncles and an aunt, Cliff Shoultz of Indianapolis and Richard Shoultz (Nikki) of Plainfield; and two cousins, Emma and Elizabeth Shoultz.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clifton O. and Bonnie L. Shoultz of Indianapolis.
You are invited to view his video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.
Arrangements are entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.