William K. "Billy" Riggins, 61, of Edwardsville, Ill., formerly of Granite City, Ill., born Dec. 6, 1954, in Granite City, passed away at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Ill.
Billy had worked as an apprentice plumber and operated a home remodeling and repair business.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L. "Bill" and Catherine June, nee Stack, Riggins; grandparents, Herman and Myrtha, nee Weston, Riggins and William and Isabelle, nee Kobel, Stack; niece, Della Riggins; and a nephew, Sean Riggins.
Billy is survived by four brothers, Charles L. Riggins Jr. of Loda, Ill., Paul "Joe" Riggins of Grant Fork, Ill., John Riggins of Edwardsville and Kevin Riggins of Edwardsville; three sisters, Mary Lou Davis of Tamms, Ill., Cathy Evans of Glen Carbon and Patty Riggins of Edwardsville; 10 nieces and nephews and their spouses, Terry Riggins of Loda, Ill., David and Debbie Riggins of Granite City, Angela and Tim Bramstedt of Glen Carbon, Maggie Evans and Paul Linden of Minneapolis, Minn., Heather and Brent Korte of Highland, Matthew and Jenny Riggins of Troy, Whitney and Marty Landmann of Alhambra, Emilie Shaw and Mat Pindell of Edwardsville, Natalie VanCleave of Edwardsville and Dalton Riggins of Maryland Heights, Mo.; 13 great-nieces and great-nephews, Terry "TJ" Riggins, Kayla Riggins, Amber Riggins, Sam Bramstedt, George Bramstedt, Frederick Bramstedt, Cora Linden, Monty Linden, Ashlynn Korte, Brenden Korte, Mackenzie Landmann, Caleb Shaw and Lucas Shaw; numerous extended family and many friends, including Diane Arnotti and her three children and six grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested and may be given to a
and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
Visitation: In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Ill., with Father Chris Comerford officiating.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 26, 2016