Virgil A. Riggs, Jr.

January 20, 2018

Virgil A. Riggs, Jr., 46, of Central, died Saturday, January 20, 2018, at his home near Central.  He was born February 7, 1971, in Corydon, Indiana, to Mary J. Johnson Basham and the late Virgil A. Riggs, Sr..  He was the owner of Riggs Trucking, Riggs Backhoe Service, Riggs Towing, Riggs Small Engines, and Riggs Auction House, was formerly employed at the Harrison County Highway Department and at Hydro-Tech in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and was a member of the Heth Township Volunteer Fire Department for over 10 years.


He was preceded in death by his father; his brothers, Robert McNabb and Terry Riggs; and his sister, Pamela Eshelman.


Survivors include his wife of 16 years, April Sue Blevens Riggs; his mother of Corydon; his sons, Everett Daniel Wilfong of Corydon and Collin Wade Riggs of Central; his daughter, Autumn Marie Wilfong of Greenville, Indiana; his grandson, Zane Aalexander Prario; his brothers, Shawn Mosier (Lisa) of Brandenburg, Kentucky and Eric Riggs (Heidi) of Guston, Kentucky; his sisters, Barbara Gauntlett (David) of Gold Beach, Oregon, Erwi Sue Eshelman of Corydon, Brenda Gail Raley of Brandenburg, and Virgilene Weatherly (Lawrence) of Corydon; and many loving nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.  Rev. Randy Johnson will officiate.  Burial will be in New Amsterdam Cemetery in New Amsterdam.


Visitation will be from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Heth Township Volunteer Fire Department.


Pallbearers will be Gary Hottle, Rick Reed, Dave Neal, Charlie Berryman, Stanley Kingsley, and Donnie Sutherland.  Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Shireman, Glenn Sauerheber, Franklin Heishman, Michael Heishman, Gerald Wayne Jacobs, Charles Tindall, Jr., and Billy McCloskey.

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