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Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Cemetery

741 Danville Road SW, Decatur, AL

OBITUARY

Raymond Jackson Riggs

September 4, 1932July 22, 2020
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Raymond Jackson Riggs, 87, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. His visitation will be at Roselawn Funeral Home from 9 am until 11 am on Saturday July 25th. His Celebration of Life will begin at 11 am in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Ted Amey, and Dr. Richard Templeton. Mr. Riggs is survived by his wife Peggy Riggs, two daughters, Cindy Calhoun(Virgil), and Robbie Burk(Reed), two sons, David Riggs(Terrie), and Danny Riggs(Lisa), two sisters, Peggy Ann Holmes, and Carol Spainhour. Nine grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; David (Wash) Riggs, and Mildred Rodgers Riggs, two sisters; Sybil Ward and Mary Lou Robinson, one brother; Wayne Riggs. Pallbearers include Danny Riggs, David Riggs, Ben Riggs, Phillip Templeton, Richard Templeton and Jared Templeton. Mr. Riggs spent his life building roads and bridges for the great state of Alabama working for the Alabama Department of Transportation and retired on September 1, 1994 after 42 years of service. He was an avid Alabama football fan and loved going to the mountains with his family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley. Roselawn Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

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Dennis Bunck

July 25, 2020

David and Danny, so sorry to hear about your dad. Your folks were always first class and were so kind to us. There is nothing harder than losing a parent, especially from a close family like yours. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He raised two awesome sons and I know he was very proud of you both.

Dennis and Terri Bunck

Mickey Swanner

July 25, 2020

Peggy, I was so sorry to hear about Raymond. He always seemed like a kind and gentle soul. I thought a lot of him, as I do all of your family. Please know you all are in my prayers. Love you

Judy Rudell

July 25, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for Peggy and all the family.

Jeff and annette Clark

July 24, 2020

We sure loved him and the family. Miss seeing you all. Have many great 9 th street memories. So sorry for your loss Keeping all in prayers
Love the Clark family

Kim Goldinger

July 24, 2020

Raymond was always ready with his quick wit and smile to brighten our day. I’ll always remember his smile as he walked into church. Sending my love and prayers at this time.
I’m sure he had a huge greeting party at the River, God’s Peace.
Love, Kim

Roger Jones

July 24, 2020

I looked at all the pictures. So great! Blessed to have such a big family. Lots of memories of you all. Good times. I can’t express enough how sorry I am for all of you. It’s always tough no matter how old they or you are but those memories will live through you all. I so wish I could be there but know I will be thinking of you and sending love. If there’s anything I can do you know where I am. Special love to your mom, sweet sweet lady. God bless your hearts ♥️

Anna Smith

July 24, 2020

Grandaddy Raymond at my wedding -Anna

Anna Smith

July 24, 2020

Grandaddy Raymond at my wedding -Anna

Anna Smith

July 24, 2020

Granddaddy Raymond memoms and wilder

Joan Walker

July 24, 2020

Sorry to hear of Mr. Riggs passing. Last time I saw him was at the gym doing his routine. I know he will be missed. Prayers and love for the family.

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