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James Riggs

James Riggs

Thursday, August 3rd, 1939 Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for James E Riggs

James E "Jim" Riggs, 80, of Martinsville, passed away Tuesday, December 17th, 2019. He was born August 3rd, 1939 in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky to his parents, James and Nellie (Powers) Riggs where he lived for 23 years. He has been a resident of Martinsville for 30 years. He married Barbara (Taylor) Riggs on May 23rd, 1980.

Jim is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara (Taylor) Riggs of Martinsville; one daughter, Melinda (John) Haberthy of Michigan; three sons, Paul (Jennifer) Riggs of Indianapolis, Jimmy Dale Riggs of Indianapolis, and Clint (Jessie) Riggs of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Yates of Kentucky and Patricia Brady of Kentucky. Jim is preceded in death by both of his parents; one sister and three brothers.

Jim was an Army Paratrooper Veteran. He retired as a Supervisor for General Motors, Allison Engine where he worked for over 25 years. After retirement he started Fossil Heating and Cooling also known as Jim Riggs Heating and Cooling and worked an additional 25 years. He was a member of First United Evangelical Church in Indianapolis. Jim was a generous man and went above and beyond for his customers who were ultimately his friends. He often would be a awakened in the middle of the night to help needy families to keep warm. Jim enjoyed rabbit hunting and fishing with his sons. He also liked to travel with close friends and he loved his church family.

Family and friends may show their love and support from 1130 a.m.to 1 p.m. on Monday, December 23rd at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. Brother Ray Hampton and Brother Floyd Tyree will officiate a celebration of life service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Jim will be laid to rest at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Hall in Hall, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Evangelical Church, 2916 W. Mooresville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221.

To send a condolence to the family or to share a story about James, please visit: www.jonesfamilymortuary.com

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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Jones Family Mortuary
    4165 E. Allison Road
    Mooresville, IN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019
    11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Jones Family Mortuary
    4165 E. Allison Road
    Mooresville, IN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Brother Ray Hampton
    Co-Celebrant
    Brother Floyd Tyree
  • Interment

    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery @ Hall
    5409 West Hurt Rd.
    Monrovia, Indiana
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

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Shellie Miller

My Thoughts and prayers go out to Clint Riggs and family in this difficult time Jim Riggs was a very sweet man and will be deeply missed.
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John Crisp and family

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Bobbi Storer

Thinking of your family during this time. Pa Jim was such a wonderful man, he will be truly missed!
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rick powell

jim was a very good friend and will be missed very much rip my friend
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