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Jerry Riggs

Jerry Riggs, Sr., 79, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Friday, September 20, 2019 at his home.

He attended Walden’s Ridge Baptist Church and was a lifelong farmer. He retired after 33 years from Suburban Manufacturing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Bertha Riggs; sisters, Mary Johnston, Betty Rohrscheib, Erma Jewel Bales; and brother, Charles “Buddy” Riggs.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Leona Riggs of Pikeville; son, Jerry Riggs, Jr. of Pikeville; sisters, Barbara (John) Long of Harrison, Linda Kerley of Pikeville and Jean King of Dayton; brothers, Tommy Riggs of Pikeville and Roger (Jeannie) Riggs of Dayton; sister-in-law, Agnes (Cecil) Simpson and brother-in-law, Sanford (Margaret) Brewer, both of Pikeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Jewel and Rev. Jerry Levengood officiating. Burial was in Rigsby Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.

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