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September 25, 2013

Paul Gene Riggs

Checotah —

Paul Gene Riggs, 74, of Checotah died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at his home.

He was born Jan. 12, 1939, in Ada to William Riley and Ethel Mae (Dollar) Riggs.

He worked as a supervisor over test set maintenance for AT&T.

On Jan. 12, 1956, Mr. Riggs enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving four years before being honorably discharged Jan. 11, 1960.

He married Patsy Louise Stephens Nov. 3, 1978, in Gainesville, Texas. 

He was an elder of the Lake Eufaula Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Riggs, of the home; two sons, Ronald Lane Riggs and wife, Tashya, of San Antonio, Texas, and Buddy Moore of Edmond; three daughters, Paula Holcomb and husband, Wayne, of Castle Rock, Colo., Sharon Moore of Newalla and Pamela Riggs and husband, Kent Deatherage, of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dub and Mae Riggs; one brother, Ronald Riggs; and two grandchildren, Ryan Starr and Shawn Riggs.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Lake Eufaula Christian Church with Jim Remer officiating. Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada.

Online condolences may be made at www.hbmfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Eufaula Christian Church.

 

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