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Randy "RJ" Lee Fridley Jr., 26, of Ottumwa, died at 7:55 p.m. September 6, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born November 3, 1990 in Ottumwa to Kelly Jo Lowe and Randy L. Fridley Sr.
A 2009 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Randy had worked at O'Reilly Auto Parts, a security supervisor at JBS and most recently at C&W through Supreme Staffing and Lexington Inn.
RJ was an amazing father.
Surviving are his children, Alivia JoAnn Fridley and Ryder Lee Fridley; his partner, Elizabeth Roberts; his mother, Kelly Jo Downing of Mt. Pleasant; his siblings, Charlene Portillo, Ashlee Smith and Joshua (Elizabeth Faith) Fridley.
He was preceded in death by his father, Randy Fridley Sr., grandparents and a step-father, Wesley Hale Sr.
His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bridgeview Center, Pastor Craig Zuithoff presiding. Family and friends will gather at Hillcrest (Reservoir) Park on Court Street after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for his children.
Published on September 8, 2017
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