William Riggs

Obituary of William Riggs

William “Paul” Riggs, 88, husband of Eva Carmel Riggs, died Monday, September 11, 2017, at his home.

Born in North Carolina, he was a son of the late William Thomas Riggs and Julia Elwood Weatherton Riggs.

Mr. Riggs was a member of New Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.  He was a retired U. S. Air Force Master Sergeant and was the former owner and operator of Riggs Tree Farm for over twenty years. He was also a retired industrial engineer at Square D.  He was a Mason.  

Surviving are his wife of Sumter; three sons, Thomas Eugene Riggs (Marsha), Stephen William Riggs (Beverly), Donald Paul Riggs (Eleanor) all of Sumter; one sister, Ruby Riggs Archer of Jacksonville, NC; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Thursday at New Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. David Richardson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. Thursday at New Calvary Baptist Church and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 1795, Sumter, SC 29151. 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.