Donald Bruner Riggins


Donald Bruner Riggins Sr., 86, of Athens, Alabama, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his residence.
Mr. Riggins was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Prospect, Pennsylvania, to Walter Vernon and Katherine Bruner Riggins. He was a 1954 graduate of the Pennsylvania Military College and had a long career in engineering, working for Westinghouse and NASA. He was an active member of Tanner United Methodist Church for over 25 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Hendricks Riggins; parents, Walter and Katherine Higgins; brothers, Walter Riggins Jr. and William Riggins.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Tanner United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Survivors include sons, Walter Riggins and wife Sandra of Troy, Virginia, and Donald Riggins Jr. and wife Laurel of Athens, Alabama; sister, Judy Miller of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jack Riggins, Ben Riggins, Madalyn Riggins, Abby Riggins, Jerry Riggins and wife Samatha, Hillary Riggins and Addison Riggins; great-grandchildren, Bentley Riggins, Arlo Riggins and one on the way.
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Published on June 5, 2019
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Jim Riggins
Jun 09, 2019
Uncle Don, thinking of you and Aunt Marge brings back so many happy memories. You always opened your house to me and my family when we visited Alabama. Thank you for staying close to my mother after your brother's passing. Your calls always put a smile on her face. A good, kind, decent , and intelligent man...we will miss you.
Judith Riggins Miller
Jun 06, 2019
Rest in peace my beloved brother. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for watching over me when I was younger. I will always remember you riding me to bible school on the back of your bike!
Kathryn Miller-Van Kirk
Jun 06, 2019
I think about the past and can not help but smile as a tear runs down my cheek. So many wonderful memories. Time has gone by way to fast and I miss being around family. May you rest in peace Uncle Don. Sending prayers to the family.
Michelle Miller Romanowski
Jun 06, 2019
Rest In Peace Uncle Don. Sending prayers to family. We will miss you.
GREGORY Joseph Riggins
Jun 05, 2019
We will miss you Uncle Don. I have fond memories of our time together.