James "Pete" Riggs, Jr., 72, of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at his home.
He was born November 10, 1941 in Wheeling, the son of the late James P., Sr. and Evelyn Reinhardt Riggs.
He was a retired Teamster Truck Driver for Scott Lumber Company and also a retired employee of Target. He was a member and Deacon of 1st Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Wheeling, and a lifetime member of the Cave Club. He enjoyed wood working, golfing and WVU football.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Cook.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rose LeMasters Riggs; two sons, James W. (Shannon) Riggs of Moundsville, and David (Kerrie) Riggs of Wheeling; one daughter, Kathleen (Craig) Knight of Wheeling; one sister, Kathy (Richard) Strawn of Meadville, PA; nine grandchildren, Jarred Strawn, Alyssa Hough, Courtney Riggs, James B. Riggs, Jordan Riggs, Zach Knight, Justin Riggs, Alex Knight and Jessie Riggs, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Bethlehem/Wheeling where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kenneth Hardway officiating.
Interment in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, OH.
Memorial blood donations may be made to any of your local blood drives or the Leukemia Society and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605.
Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes. com.