Oliver Troy Riggs Jr., age 88, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Celina, TX. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday March 14, 2013 at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Griffith officiating. Interment will follow at Bridges Chapel Cemetery with Jarrod Shelton, Jeffery Shelton, Nolan Martin, Bryan Noel, Bo Henley, Bob King and Shane Shelton serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home.
He was born in Linden, TX on November 6, 1924, the son of Oliver Troy Riggs Sr. and Inez Landrum. He served in the United States Navy.
He is survived by a son, Charles Riggs of Irving; two daughters, Kim Johnson and husband Ronny of Wickes, AR and Christa Martin and husband Paul of Celina; eight grandchildren, Kaylene Noel and husband Bryan of Carrolton, Ashlyn Riggs of Irving, Shane Shelton and wife Brandy of Mena, AR, Jarrod Shelton and wife Amber of Mesquite, Jeffery Shelton and wife Shaleko of Lockburg, AR, Nolan Martin of Dallas, Rachel Martin of Celina and Rebeckah Martin of Celina; six great-grandchildren and a brother, John Wayne Riggs of Grapevine..
He was preceded in death by his wife, Odell Riggs; a brother, Bobby Riggs; his parents and his step-mother, Susie Riggs.