Raymond Lee Riggins, 89, of Dumas passed away on November 5, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends.
He was a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Mr. Riggins was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dumas but also frequented the First Baptist Church with his wife, Joy. He was a retired executive with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He had also been a successful merchant, grocer, and salesman during his working years. He was an avid golfer, dominoes player, cook, story teller and loved a good gospel sing-along. He supported the arts, the library, and the youth of Dumas. He also once served as Justice of the Peace in Drew County and served on the Dumas City Council. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He never met a stranger and would gladly share any of his possessions with anyone in need.
Mr. Riggins was born on December 6, 1928 at Throckmorton, Texas, to the late Hester Mae and Pierce Anual Riggins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Emily, and daughter, Nan.
Survivors include wife, Joy; son, Frank (Elaine) Riggins of Little Rock; stepdaughters, Amy (John) Farmer of Dumas, Joylyn (Bill) Hinson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; stepson, Ross Puryear of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Andrew Riggins of Fayetteville, Emily Slaten (Rob) of Kansas City, Missouri, John Raymond (Ann) Crosby of Kansas City, Missouri, Blair (Marci) Crosby of Columbia, Missouri; step-grandchildren, Maggie Farmer, Ben Farmer, and Will Hinson; great-grandchildren, Colin Crosby, Hunter Slaton, Anna Slaton, Allyson Slaton of Kansas City, Missouri, and Jax Crosby, Fletcher Crosby, and Mattie Crosby of Columbia, Missouri, and close friend, Vilee Harrell.
Visitation will be held on November 8 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Dumas. Funeral services will be held the same day at 2 p.m. on the same day.
Interment will be at the Mountain Home Cemetery in Star City, immediately following the funeral service.
Memorials may be made to the youth program at the First United Methodist Church in Dumas.