Riggs, Blaine

Posted: Mon 5:38 PM, May 05, 2014
Funeral Home: McCullough Rogers Funeral Home
Blaine E. Riggs, age 85, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Pine View Nursing Home, Harrisville, WV. He was born March 12, 1929 at Pennsboro, WV the son of the late Martin L. and Grace Hinton Riggs.

Blaine had worked for Ravens Metal Inc., Pennsboro Manufacturing Co., West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and Simonton Building Products. He was an honorary member of the Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department after serving 21 years. He was a member of the Ritchie-Harris VFW, Post 3554, Harrisville, WV, and Pennsboro American Legion. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in Korea.

He is survived by his wife of 59 ½ years, Marcelle Riggs; three sons, Roger Riggs (Joyce), Pennsboro, WV, Randall Riggs (Angie), Harrisville, WV and Robert Riggs (Debbie), Pennsboro, WV; step-son, Roy Hammond (Linda), Pennsboro, WV; step-daughter, Linda Blouir (Richard), Pennsboro, WV; sister, Betty Helm, Pennsboro, WV; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Blaine was preceded in death by brothers, Martin Jr. and Glenn Riggs, sister, Phyllis Lambert.

Funeral services will be held at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 9, 2014, with the Pastor Dan Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on the day of the service.

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