August 1, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2-4 and 5-7 p,m., Lions Club Ceremony at 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 5, 2010 11 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church
William M. “Bill” Riggs, age 59, of Westerville, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2010. Born October 8, 1950 in Martinsville, VA. Attended Old Dominion University where he met his wife June and they were married in 1972. Former owner of Continental Personnel. Bill was a very active member of Westerville Lions Club and held many positions including president in 1999-2000, also served as State Secretary of Ohio Lions Club. Bill and June are very active members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Survived by his wife of 38 years, June; daughters, Jennifer (Rick) Kaminski and Amy (Josh) Martin; brother, Bob (Pam) Riggs and Bob’s children, Christy and Brad; his treasured aunts, Esther Nichols and Bonnie Hill; mother-in-law, Mary Kidd; and many cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Roberta (Stovall) Riggs, Sr,; father-in-law, William C. Kidd. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. followed by a special Lions Club Ceremony in Bill’s honor at 7 p.m..Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4686 E. Walnut Street, Westerville, Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 11 a.m., Rev. Charlie Woodward and Rev. Jerry Haubrich, officiating, followed by a luncheon at the church. Private interment, St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Pilot Dogs or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bill’s memory.
Lynne Hileman Leibrand - Aug 4, 2010
Dear June and family,
The Hileman Family sends their sincerest sympathy. From being neighbors to fellow Lions and Lioness we remember Bill as always having a funny story to tell. We go through this time together as we just lost our wife and mother, Karen on July 28. We will keep your family in our prayers and thought through this diffucult time in our lives. May God Bless you all and all who knew Bill.
JOHN ELLIOTT - Aug 3, 2010
JUNE, BOB AND GIRLS
JUDY AND I ARE GOING TO MISS BILL SO MUCH, HE WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME. I WILL MISS MY MONTHLY PHONE CALLS, WHEN BILL AND I WOULD REMINISCE ABOUT OLD TIMES IN MARTINSVILLE. THEN WE WOULD TALK A LITTLE FOOTBALL OR BASKETBALL STAY ON THE PHONE FOR A LEAST AN HOUR. I WOULD ALWAYS ASK HOW ARE YOU DOING, HIS ANSWER WOULD BE ” NO BETTER..NO WORSE’. NEVER REALLY TELLING HOW SICK HE REALLY WAS. I REMEMBER HE TOLD ME BACK IN MARCH THAT HE WOULD NOT MAKE IT TO HIS NEXT BIRTHDAY, I TOLD HIM YES YOU WILL.
BILL ALWAYS HAD FUNNY STORIES, SOME WERE A LITTLE EMBELLISHED.
HIS WITT AND CHARM WILL BE MISSED. IT BREAKS MY HEART THAT HIS IS GONE. I KNOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE. GOD BLESS YOU BILL RIGGS.
JOHN & JUDY ELLIOTT
Lea Barry - Aug 3, 2010
To Bill’s Family my thought and prayers are with you! Bill will always be remembered at the Columbus Downtown Quarterback Club!! There was not a week that went by he did not have a funny story to tell. May the memories of him help you through this difficult time!!
Susan White - Aug 2, 2010
June & Family,
Tom and I are deeply saddened by the news of Bill leaving this earthly home and rejoice in the news that he has gone to be with the Father in his heavenly home. May the Holy Spirit fill you with comfort, peace, and strength as you face the coming days.
In Christ’s Love,
Tom & Susan