Leon H. Riggins, Jr., 93, of Dorchester died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at home doing what he loved to do the most, farming.
Leon passed away on a beautiful, sunny day, working on his beloved farm. He left a loving family to go home to be with his adoring wife, Doris, who passed away on Oct. 26, 2011, after being married for 69 years. Leon's passion in life was farming and hunting. He founded and was president of the Riggins Hunting Club, which he had for 40 years. He also was a life member of the Good Sports Gunning Club in Millville. He was an avid hunter, trapper, and farmer, along wife his wife, Doris, for 69 years. He was retired from the Dorchester Shipyard for many years, but continued with his passion in life -- farming. He was also an Army veteran, private first class. Leon also loved to share his stories of deer hunting. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and with whom he touched along the way with his humor and love of storytelling. Leon loved spending time with his family, especially playing poker.
Surviving are his loving children, Leon (Wanda) Riggins of Dorchester, Darlene Piccola (Albert) of Millville, Lenora McCaw (William) of Millville and Karen Hand of Dorchester; his loving and devoted grandchildren, Charles (Denise) Garrison of Millville, Tricia (John) Peterson, Ashley, Lauren and Brandon McCaw of Millville, Jared and Danielle Riggins of Dorchester, and Cody Hand of Dorchester; and loving great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Charles Garrison of Millville, and Emily Peterson of Millville; sisters, Mary Ella Jenkins of Port Norris and Helen Hnatiuk of Millville; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Leon Sr. and Etta Riggins; brothers, Carl, John, Belford and Curtis Riggins; and sister, Evelyn Green.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hoffman Funeral Homes-Leesburg. The viewing will take place on Monday at Hoffman's Funeral Home at 643 Main St., Leesburg, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Funeral immediately following the viewing at noon under the supervision of the Rev. William Hess. Interment will be in Leesburg Cemetery.
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