Rev. Donald Riggs

Born: Fri., Feb. 25, 1938
Died: Wed., Jun. 8, 2011

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Rev. Donald O. "Buck" Riggs, 73, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

He was born February 25, 1938 in Nicholas County to the late Osborne & Nellie Price Riggs. Donald was owner of D.O. Riggs Wholesale and D & A Grocery, as well as being a long-time Methodist minister. He was a member of the Nicholas County Ministerial Association, Methodist Men and the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed working, praying and sharing the gospel with the people in the many churches he served during his life.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Ann Sexton Riggs, his daughter, Elaine (Eddie) Ellington, of London, and his son, Roger (Bernice) Riggs, of Carlisle. He was a devoted Pappy to Hance and Nicholas Ellington, Annie-Beth (Joe) Gross & Clinton (Megan) Riggs, and a great-grandpappy to Hailey Jo Riggs.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Riggs, and 2 sisters, Jane Glass & Jackie Barbee.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Carlisle United Methodist Church by Dr. Ray Throckmorton and Rev. Troy Miller with burial following in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. Friday evening at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Rose Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Janie Smith, 149 Crayton Creek Road, Carlisle, KY 40311 or Saltwell United Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Smith, 670 Morning Glory Road, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031.

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   Posted Thu December 06, 2012
Kevin feeback My condolences to Ann and the rest of the Riggs family. Brother Don was a wonderful person and we will dearly miss him at the Saltwell Church. My prayers go out to you and your family.
GARY & LISA LONG When I think of Don, I think of the day he married Gary and myself. I was a loose end and he was a loose end and Don made us a secure tight bow. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary Katherine (Sowards) Etress So sorry for your loss. Don was a wonderful person and Pastor.
Sonnie Sowards Ann, I am so sorry. Don was well-loved by Jeff and me. The world has lost one of the finest ministers ever! He was such a compassionate person and was always willing to help everyone. I remember he tried to help fix a ramp for Mother to get up and down our steps. He was the only preacher I can remember that had a place to kneel and pray in the office. He will surely be missed. The two of you have been on our prayer sheet for years, asking God to bless you both. All of our love and prayers.
Kathy Wade Watkins I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Roger and the entire family. If you need anything please let me know.
Charles & Andrea Napolitano My family is sending their condolences and prayers to your family. Heaven is now richer with Mr. Riggs in it. May God comfort you all during this hard time.
Kelcie Thompson I am very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kelcie Thompson & Wittenbach Business Systems
Robin Riggs I'am so thankful that I was able to have supper with Buck & Ann on Memorial Day that will be what I will always remember so sorry for your lost
Mikka K Sowards Sorry to hear about your loss. He was a wonderful pastor.
Pat Taulbee Dear Ann, Elaine, Roger & family, I am so sorry to learn of Bucks' passing. I will always remember his wonderful smile, sense of humor & kind words.. He was a great comfort to us in the passing of both my mother & father. He truly has a mansion in heaven he was a wonderful man. I remember many, many years ago as a young child when we would come to visit on Oakhill Drive he always smoked his cigars.. to this day when I smell someone smoking a cigar I think of him & my Dad. He is at home now... May God continue to watch over your family & bring you comfort. Sending love & prayers to you.
Della Seals Amburgey I'm sorry for your loss and I'm praying for the family that God will help you thru this terrible time. love all cousin Della
norma gaunce lemaster Sorry to heard of the loss of a wonderful man.You'll are in my prayers.Rev. Donald has always been special to me and my family and he will be well missed. I remember my childhood with him as a Sunday school teacher.He also married Paul and I 27 years ago. we think of him all the time. I love each and everyone of you.God Bless you and your family.Would love to hear from you all.Love Norma Jean.

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