OBITUARY

Raymond B Driggers

September 10, 1947September 30, 2013

Raymond Boyd Driggers, Sr., passed away on Monday, September 30th at his home in Orange Park, Florida after several months of a valiant fight to overcome his illness. He was born on September 10, 1947 to Phillip S. Driggers, Sr and Florence Burbage Driggers in Summerville, SC. He is survived by his son Raymond Boyd Driggers, Jr of Bluffton, SC, brother Phillip S. Driggers (Janet) and sister Geri Laws all of Goose Creek, SC and numerous nieces and nephews, also his loving companion and best friend, Blanche Cribbs of Jacksonville. Predeceased by his father and his son Barry Preston Driggers. Mr. Driggers was retired from the US Dept of Defense at NAS Jax. He served his country in the US Air Force and was a Viet-Nam veteran. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge #5968 in Orange Park, the First Coast Shag Club and Florida Boppers Inc. and well known for his love of dance. His social circle is large and he was a loyal and faithful friend who will truly be missed and remembered with love. Family and friends will receive visitors on Wednesday, October 2, at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL 32073 from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 3, 2013, with Rev. Tim McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:00 PM with military honors. Reception will be held after the cemetery service at Club Savoy, 6354 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Leukemia Society. Post tributes at ww.hardage-giddensrivermead.com

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Raymond B Driggers

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Jill Crim

September 28, 2014

I know that my Mother misses your friendship terribly! I'm sure she is thinking of you during this time of the year as well as her own Mother...

Blanche Cribbs

September 27, 2014

Blanche Cribbs

September 27, 2014

Blanche Cribbs

September 27, 2014

This month of September is such a sad time for me. We had high hopes of recovery for you with many plans for things we would do. The last few days of the month were hard watching you finally give up.

This year of being without you has been long and painful but I know that you are at peace now and where you can be with Barry as your last wish.

I miss your love and will always keep you in my heart. I feel your presence often and dream of you every night. I am so thankful to have had you in my life.

Harriett Grady

September 27, 2014

I still miss you every day !

Blanche Cribbs

July 21, 2014

It has been almost 10 months since you left me here. I think of you and miss you every day. That will never change. Sometimes I feel your presence and know that you are still with me, loving me and watching over me. I so miss your strong arms around me. You were my joy and I will only know that feeling again when we are together in afterlife. Till then I will hold you in my dreams.

Pat Bayoumi your hairdresser

October 11, 2013

The memories of you, Ray will always linger in my heart and all your dear friends here in Jacksonville..... I am going to miss you dearly.... All the times and secrets we shared while I was cutting your hair... Your goodbye hugs, and all your laughter and love. 57 will never be the same, without your dances... Save a dance for me in Heaven... My love to you, my friend...

October 11, 2013

To the Driggers family and Blanche,
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. I will truly miss Ray so much as I know all of you will. I cut Ray's hair for many years, probably the whole time he lived here in Florida. He was more than just a client to me. He was a very good friend. I loved his personality and love of life. Thank God I visited him at the hospital shortly before....for I just got the news too late..... Sorry for your loss.
Pat Bayoumi Hair Bizz

Pat Rousselle

October 7, 2013

To Ray's family and dear sweet Blanche. My heart goes out to you and all his friends. May God bless each of you and give you comfort at this sad time.

Ray was a great Man friend to me and I will always treasure my friendship with him, wonderful memories of great hugs, dances, conversations, cruises and discussing SEC football.

Thank you Blanche for the wonderful care you gave to Ray. He was very blessed to have you there by his side.

He fought a good fight but it was not meant to be..

Vic & Linda Hager

October 5, 2013

We will miss our friend and neighbor. Eternal rest grant unto Ray, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.