Gary Joe Riggins, 75, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 8, 1944, in Poplar Bluff, MO, son of Roy V. and Anna Mae Sisney Riggins. He and Glenda Sisco were married April 10, 1965. She survives.
Gary was a 1962 Graduate of Poplar Bluff High School where he played football, basketball, and track. He was the Senior Class President. He attended Murray State University and Southern Baptist College in Arkansas. Gary was employed at Smith-Alsop Paint Company, Southwestern Bell Telephone, and retired from Wetterau / Supervalu Foods in Scott City as the Fleet Manager. After retirement, he started Riggins Enterprise LLC doing home remodeling and repairs. He was an avid sportsman playing fast pitch softball and an avid golfer at Kimbeland in Jackson, MO. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing with his son. He served in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1966 to 1972, being discharged at the rank of E-6 Staff Sargent. He was a member of Cape County Cowboy Church.
Loving survivors include his wife of 55 years, Glenda; his son: Jeff (Deborah) Riggins of Cave Creek, Arizona; three Granddaughters: Courtney, Alissa, and Payton; his sister: Cheryl (Brent) Tolson of Winfield, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation accorded by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
A graveside service will be held in New Lorimer Cemetery in Cape Girardeau at a later date.
There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
The family suggests that contributions be made to Cape County Cowboy Church.
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