A.C. Riggs

Funeral services for A.C. Riggs, age 90, were held at Zion Baptist Church, Georgetown, LA at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 18, 2017 with Rev. Byron Norris officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Mr. Riggs of the Packton Community passed away on March 16, 2017. He was born on December 20, 1926, and was a life long resident of Grant Parish. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Bessie Riggs, brothers Clyde, Thurman, W.O. (Blue) and Gerald and sister Dorothy Kees. Mr. Riggs was a graduate of Selma High School and a veteran of World War II having served in the South Pacific. His career with Penrod Drilling Company spanned many years in the oil field. Upon retirement, he established Riggs Enterprises, Inc. and worked as a drilling consultant. During stints between jobs, he returned to his farm where he enjoyed growing vegetables and maintaining an orchard, which became his full time job upon final retirement. Mr. Riggs served as deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield. His hobbies included rebuilding World War II era jeeps and growing and giving away vegetables and fruit. The legacy he leaves behind is his enviable work ethic, his vast knowledge of the oil field, his love for reading and learning, and the fascinating stories of the “old days”. No one who came to visit could leave without a good cup of coffee and something to take home from the garden. Mr. Riggs is survived by his wife, Inez Hannegan Riggs, daughters and their husbands Mary and Greg Shawver of San Antonio, TX, Judy and Jack Lopez of Lafayette, LA, and Teresa and Robert Koch of Montevallo, AL, and one son and wife William “Bill” and Lisa Riggs of Georgetown, LA. He is also survived by grandchildren Micah, Marc, David, Charles, Margaret, Eric, Becky, Stephen, Philip, Daniel and Logan; sisters, Margaret Hannegan of Georgetown, Judy Moody of Paris, TX and Sue Rosier of Winnfield. In addition there are 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. His grandsons served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Zion Memorial Cemetery fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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