Former long time Irving resident & business owner, Oliver Troy Riggs, Jr. age 88, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the home of his daughter in Celina, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday March 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Curry-Welborn Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Griffith officiating. Interment followed at the Bridges Chapel Cemetery with Jarrod Shelton, Jeff Shelton, Nolan Martin, Bryan Noel, Bo Henley and Bob King and Shane Shelton serving as pallbearers. Mr. Riggs was born on November 6, 1924 in Linden, TX, the son of Oliver Troy Riggs & Inez Morton-Landrum. He married Lillian Odell Riggs in Woodville, TX on February 19, 1944. He will be laid to rest beside her. Mrs. Riggs passed away just 72 days earlier of a stroke and heart attack. Together they operated O.T. Riggs Plumbing Company, one of the first plumbing companies in Irving, from the late 1940's until they sold the business and retired to East Texas in 1990. Mrs. Riggs was a homemaker and also owned Lisa's Youth & Fabric Shop on 6th Street for many years.
Other survivors include, a son, Charlie Riggs and wife Kay of Irving; two daughters, Kim Johnson and husband Ronny of Wickes, Arkansas, and Christa Martin and husband Paul of Celina; eight grandchildren, Kaylene Noel and husband Bryan of Frisco, Ashlyn Riggs of Irving, Shane Shelton and wife Brandy of Mena, AR, Jarrod Shelton and wife Amber of Mesquite, Jeffery Shelton and wife Shalekoh of Lockesburg, AR, Nolan Martin of Dallas, Rachel Martin of Celina and Rebeckah Martin of Celina; six great-grandchildren.