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Freddie Riggs
1924 - 2021

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Freddie “Jack” Daniel Riggs

WHEELERSBURG-Freddie “Jack” Daniel Riggs, 96, of Wheelersburg, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 14, 2021 at his home. Jack was born June 19, 1924 in Kenova, WV to the late Freelin Riggs and Cora Thacker Riggs. Jack worked as a Millwright at the former Empire Detroit Steel and New Boston Coke. Jack was US Army World War II Veteran attached to the 464th Bomb Group in Italy. He was a lifelong member of the Wheelersburg Cornerstone Church of Nazarene where he served as a Sunday School teacher for 50 years. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Riggs; his brothers, Freelin Riggs, Jr. and William Riggs and a sister, Gerry Rhodes Weeks. Jack is survived by his wife, Wilma Jean Bradley, whom he married July 3, 1946 in Portsmouth, OH. Also surviving is a son, David (Susan) Riggs; two daughters, Linda (Dwight) Chamberlin and Judith (Dave) Emnett; grandchildren, David Riggs, Jr., Jill Young, Wes Chamberlin, JD Emnett, Luke Emnett and Brooke Skeenes and twenty-three great grandchildren.

Services for Jack will be Noon Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Cornerstone Church of Nazarene with Pastor Matt Hancock officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday, 10:00 am until the noon service. American Legion James Dickey Post #23 will do Military honors for Jack. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Debt Free Fund of Wheelersburg Cornerstone Church of Nazarene. Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg has been entrusted with the service.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.harrison-pyles.com.



Tuesday May 18, 2021

Ruth Strawser

David, I am saddened to hear of your loss. Another from 'The Greatest Generation' now rests in peace. Cherish the precious memories of your father. Prayers for peace and comfort for you, your mother, and your family. Blessings, Ruth (Eubank) Strawser

Sunday May 16, 2021

Randy & Jessie Glass

Jessie and I are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this moment in your lives and that your precious memories bring you comfort and peace. Hold tight to all the wonderful memories of your Dad, and continue his legacy of loyalty, living life with love and honor.

Sunday May 16, 2021

charles wayne call

Sorry to hear about Jack pasting but I am sure he is shouting on the streets of gold in heaven

Sunday May 16, 2021

Pastor Mike and Karen Percell Bradenton, Florida

Jack and Jean have been friends with my family since the day I was born. Jack is the icon of the perfect picture of what a christian is all about. The many days that Karen and me spent in Jack and Jean's home eating apple pie and drinking coffee are very special memories. Jack and my dad Bernard spent nine months together in Army Boot camp in Florida. I enjoyed listening to their stories of those day they served our Nation. Our prayers are with Jean and her family in these days of loss and rejoying. Pastor Mike and Karen Percell Bradenton, Florida


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