Gerald W. Riggs, 72, of Benton, passed away Thursday, June 9. He was born October 1, 1938, in North Little Rock to the late T.G. Riggs and Margaret Pilkington Riggs. Gerald was a Third Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, member of the Salem Baptist Church and retired from Crow Burlingame.
Survivors include wife, Jamie Stroud Riggs of Benton; sons, Randall Riggs and wife, Eva of Paron, Jeffrey Riggs of Little Rock; daughter, Cara Emerson and husband, Tom of Oklahoma.; grandchildren, Alvin Yarberry, Jr., Evan Yarberry, Emily Riggs; great grandchildren, Sydney Colvert, Allie Nichols, Jackson Yarberry and Hunter Yarberry.
The graveside service is by Ashby Funeral Home and will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Crest Cemetery with pastor Jimmie Hefner officiating.
Visitation will be held this evening at Ashby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .