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Willson Dillard Riggins

12/11/1943 - 05/17/2013


Willson died on May 17, 2013. He was a Greenville native, graduate of Wade Hampton High School, and Clemson University. He was a member of Delta Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was First Lieutenant in the Army during Vietnam, and later taught school and opened his own landscaping business. In his later years, he was a general contractor.

Willson is survived by his wife, Linda, daughter Whitney Walters, her husband, Brandon; son, Tyler, his wife, Mimi; and three grandchildren: Avery Walters, Sutton Walters and Harper Riggins; sister, "Coco," and Neal Williams; and brother, Walter, his wife, Linda, and brother-in-law, Keith Whatley. He was the son of J. Harlon and Annie Laurie Riggins.

The family is requesting that memorials be made to the Clemson Alumni Association Delta Kappa Alpha Scholarship Fund, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, SC, 29633, in his name.

A fully-orange very casual celebration of Willson's life will be held Saturday, May 25th at 11am in the Team Room of the McFadden Building on the campus of Clemson University, 220 Perimeter Rd., Clemson, SC.


Published in The Greenville News on May 21, 2013
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