John Will Riggs

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Visitation Service
Quitman United Methodist Church
Quitman, AR  
Saturday, March 5, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Quitman United Methodist Church
Quitman, AR  
Saturday, March 5, 2022
11:30 a.m.
Higden-McLahaney Cemetery
Highway 92 East
Higden, AR  72067
I served in the Navy.
John Will RiggsI am a Veteran.

of Higden, AR

September 12, 1926 - March 2, 2022

John Will Riggs was born in Morrilton, AR on September 12, 1926. He was the seventh of the nine children of Alan Riggs and Amanda-Holcomb Riggs; he would survive all of his siblings. John also survived two wives. Roy Jean Kennemer-Riggs was the wife of his young life and Helen Crummy-Riggs, the wife of his later years. John is survived his son Lynn Riggs and is survived by his daughter Susan Riggs-Watson of Higden, Arkansas. John has four grandchildren; Lisa Gilmore, Wendy Prescher, John R. Watson, and Karen Lamey. In addition, John has seven great-grandchildren; Garrett, Hayden, Baily, John-David, Keelie, Dorian, and Cadet Elizabeth Lamey of the United States Air Force Academy.

John was a man of deep faith and a member of the Quitman United Methodist Church. John served 10 years in the United States Navy, serving in combat in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. John was an active member of the Holland Masonic Lodge #158 in Quitman, Arkansas and the Quitman VFW Post 7514. John was also an avid fisherman. John Will Riggs was a fierce patriot, a devout Christian, a loyal family man and an extraordinary friend to all. John will be dearly missed.

Visitation services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.., at the Quitman United Methodist Church in Quitman, Arkansas, funeral services with military honors will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Higden McLehaney Cemetery.

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Lissa Pray
Quitman, AR
Sunday, March 6, 2022

John your love for God and country was a blessing for us all and you brought so much hope and faith to our community. You will be missed. Prayers for your family. Rest in God and say Amen

Tom Cobb
Foley, AL
Saturday, March 5, 2022

John was a friend and a fellow Navy Veteran and church member. He called and checked on me. He was like a father to me. God bless him and his family. I will miss him greatly.

Ken and Sheila Duncan
Damascus, AR
Saturday, March 5, 2022

We are sorry for the loss of our dear friend. We loved his spirit, his faith and his love for his church family. So long for now John……

Martin Eu"GENE" Warren and wife Mary
Conway, AR
Friday, March 4, 2022

Remembering a life that added so much goodness to the world...
May GOD hold you close, comfort you gently, and carry you through.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Most Worshipful Martin E. Warren,
2010 Arkansas Grand Master Free & Accepted Masons