Barren Lee Riggs
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Barren Lee Riggs, 67, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.
Barren worked as an assembly worker with General Electric until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of IUE-CWA Local 761.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Darlene Riggs; his parents, Lillard and Iona Riggs; and his grandparents, Claude and Ava Riggs.
Barren is survived by his daughter, Emily (Scott) Wheatley; son, Jeffrey (Angela) Riggs; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters; and one brother.
In keeping with Barren's wishes, the family had a private service with cremation following.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 104, Louisville, Ky. 40223. Memories of Barren and messages of support for the family may be shared at
Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, are assisting the family with arrangements.

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Published in The Pioneer News from Nov. 17 to Nov. 23, 2020.
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December 10, 2020
Barren rode with me to GE for several years. Barren was a very kind and wonderful person. The world lost a beautiful person.but heaven received an angel. May he rest in heaven.
Ervin Stith
November 17, 2020
I'm sorry to hear this news. Barren and I were close as children and he called me shortly after Darlene passed. I am thankful to have had that conversation with him. His heart was broken. Emily and Jeffrey words can't express how sorry I am for you both. Maida
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