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Thomas L. Riggins


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Thomas L. Riggins Obituary
Thomas Lee Riggins, 71, Beaufort, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Thomas was born Oct. 23, 1946, to Warren Riggins and wife Geneva, nee Farmer. He was married to Linda Mattingly Dec. 7, 1968, in Union, for 49 years.

Thomas was a member of the Teamsters and retired from Cassens Transport as a truck driver. He worked at Ford Motor Company as an assembly line worker and also as an independent truck driver. He enjoyed spending his time fishing, boating, gardening, being with his grandkids, and he also loved going to the Current River. He will be remembered for being a hard and honest worker. He was stubborn as a mule and would tell you the honest truth, but he would also be there for you no matter what to love, support and advise you.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Linda, and three children, Janet Coppedge and husband Terry, Stephanie Riggins and Andrew Riggins. Thomas is also survived by nine grandchildren, Erica, Nicholas and Olivia Coppedge, Anthony and Ambuhr Lause, Alexander and Hannah Summers, Gracie Feller and Meghan Riggins; five great-grandchildren, William, Eleanor, Hazel, Kiley and Holly; his siblings, Ivy and Gene Ritter, Edna Valley, Dave and Andrea Riggins, Jerry and Debby Riggins, Pam and Glen Norman, and Joannie Riggins; other family members and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two siblings, Fred Riggins and Bonnie Satterwaite,

nee Riggins; and one greatgrandchild, Dakota "Little-Man" Durbin.

A Celebration of Life service was held Friday, June 1, at noon at First Assembly of God Church, Ellsinore.

A special memorial will be held at the spring on the Current River.
Published in The Missourian on June 2, 2018
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