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Larry O. Riggs, 63, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning (May 10, 2016) at his home in Fairview following a painful battle with cancer.
He received loving care from his special loving wife, Donna, and was under Hospice Care the past few weeks. He was surrounded at his bedside by his family and good friends who truly cared and will greatly miss him. He died peacefully in the hands of God and Jesus.
He was born Sep. 24, 1952, in Fairmont, a son of the late Junior O. and Gladys Roll Riggs of Fairview. Larry was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He graduated from Fairview High School Class of 1970.
He was an electrician working for Webnic Inc. Fairmont before becoming disabled due to cancer. He enjoyed spending time with his best friend, the late Bob Glover, hunting and camping out. He loved his seven lovely granddaughters and his new puppy, Jasmine.
Larry is survived by his loving devoted wife, Donna Little, whom he married March 17, 2013; one daughter, Alicia Riggs and Brian Orr; his grandchildren, Aubrianna and Gabriella Orr; and a stepson whom he raised, Bobby Nichols.
He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Riggs Yost of Fairview and Barbara Jean Riggs of Andover, Ohio; one brother, Donald Riggs of Morgantown; sisters-in-law, Sammie Riggs of Grant Town and Mary Riggs of Fairmont; Donna's son and daughter, Joshua Little and April Little, Donna's grandchildren, Lillyaunha, Matthina and Avril Johnson, and Joslyn and Raylea Kaye Little; an aunt, Louise White; a brother-in-law, John (Susan) Longwell of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Texa (Ronald) Boyce of No. 9; cousins, Debbie White and Allan Ray White; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Devin; and two brothers, Bob Riggs of Grant Town and Junior K. Riggs of Fairmont.
The family will receive friends from 1-7 p.m. Friday at the Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington, where funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Pastor Randy Vincent, who has been so kind and caring to Larry throughout his four-year battle with cancer.
Larry has chosen cremation. He will be buried in the Longwell Family Cemetery in Farmington at a later date. We will miss and love him forever. Larry, "Go rest high on that mountain free of pain and suffering." May you rest in peace; you deserve it. The family wishes to thank the doctors at Ruby Memorial Hospital and the Hospice providers and caring volunteers who took him to doctor visits and all the good friends and family who sent him caring get-well cards and prayed for him and all our family. God bless you all.
Online condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 12, 2016
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