Freddie “Jack” Daniel Riggs, 96, of Wheelersburg, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 14, 2021 at his home. Jack was born June 19, 1924 in Kenova, WV to the late Freelin Riggs and Cora Thacker Riggs. Jack worked as a Millwright at the former Empire Detroit Steel and New Boston Coke. Jack was US Army World War II Veteran attached to the 464th Bomb Group in Italy. He was a lifelong member of the Wheelersburg Cornerstone Church of Nazarene where he served as a Sunday School teacher for 50 years. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Riggs; his brothers, Freelin Riggs, Jr. and William Riggs and a sister, Gerry Rhodes Weeks. Jack is survived by his wife, Wilma Jean Bradley, whom he married July 3, 1946 in Portsmouth, OH. Also surviving is a son, David (Susan) Riggs; two daughters, Linda (Dwight) Chamberlin and Judith (Dave) Emnett; grandchildren, David Riggs, Jr., Jill Young, Wes Chamberlin, JD Emnett, Luke Emnett and Brooke Skeenes and twenty-three great grandchildren.
Services for Jack will be Noon Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Cornerstone Church of Nazarene with Pastor Matt Hancock officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday, 10:00 am until the noon service. American Legion James Dickey Post #23 will do Military honors for Jack. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Debt Free Fund of Wheelersburg Cornerstone Church of Nazarene. Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg has been entrusted with the service.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.harrison-pyles.com.