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Charles O. Riggans Jr., 71, of Edinburg passed away June 8, 2017, at his residence.
Born Nov. 13, 1945, in New Castle, he was the son of Charles O. Riggans Sr. and Dorothy Mae Jones Riggans.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Bunnell Riggans, whom he married July 4, 2003.
Mr. Riggans was an Army veteran serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Until his retirement, he was employed as a foreman and machinist with a tool and die plant.
Among his many interests, Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mary Christine Riggans Brown of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sons, John W. Riggans and William A. Riggans, both of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three stepdaughters, Shannon Krause and Sondra Pearson of New Castle and Wanda O'Rouke of Florida; one sister, Lylia M. Riggans of Portersville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Jo Riggans Jackson; and one daughter, Leslie Ann Riggans.
In keeping with Mr. Riggans wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.
Arrangements are being handled by the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., where online condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on June 9, 2017
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