The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


September 6, 2013

David Riggs

— The funeral for David Henry Riggs, 60, of Elkmont will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Spry Funeral Home with Matt Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.

Visitation is from noon until 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Riggs died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital.

David Riggs was born Feb. 28, 1953, in Lauderdale County. He was formerly employed by Intergraph. He was a member of Valley View Church of Christ in Athens. Mr. Riggs was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Gertie Mae Riggs.

Survivors include his wife, Dana Sue Holland Riggs of Elkmont; son, Christopher David Riggs and wife Jeana of Elkmont; daughters, Keesha Lashae Riggs of Elkmont and Eva Garner and husband Danny of Athens; grandchildren, Hannah Stanford, Cassidy Riggs, Addison White, Kiara White, David Austin Riggs, Hunter Garner and Garrett Hall; brothers, Mackie Riggs and Danny Riggs, both of Athens, and Frankie Riggs of Lester; sisters, Cecilia Cole, Pat Patterson, Evelyn Haggenmaker and Tracy Shehorn, all of Athens; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Andy Haggenmaker, Jimmy Wallace, Toney Wallace, Stuart Pugh, Timothy Riggs, Chris Haggenmaker and Jason Appleton.

Honorary pallbearers are Logan Batts, Brett Dollar, Spencer Dollar, Nick Long, Daniel Riggs, Herbert Riggs, Jeremy Riggs, Angie Haggenmaker, Roxie Ann Riggs, Star Patterson, Kayla Holt and Marla Lovell.

Memorials may be made to Davita Kidney Association of Athens.

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