￼Robert R. “Buddy” McClanahan was Riley’s grandfather. Buddy passed away in his sleep on October 17, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 90 years old.
Few people know it, but Riley was named in honor of his grandfather. Riley’s full name is Robert Riley McClanahan, making him Robert R. McClanahan, as well, though they had different middle names. Riley will do his best to carry on his grandfather’s name.
Buddy’s eulogy by his son is here.