OCTOBER 10, 1926 - DECEMBER 24, 2008

JAY - Virgil Riggs 82 year old, Jay, Oklahoma, resident passed away December 24, 2008 at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Virgil was born in Delaware County, Oklahoma, on October 10, 1926, the son of the late George E and Mary E (Gibe) Riggs.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army in WW II. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting wild onions, and loved to tinker on anything mechanical

Virgil was preceded in death by both of his parents, four brothers, Johnny Riggs, Joe Riggs, Roy Riggs, and Lewis Rutherford, and one sister, Elsie Bottoms.

Virgil is survived by two daughters, Brenda Leach of Jay, Oklahoma, and Margaret Thompson of Dewar, Oklahoma; two sons, Randall Riggs of Jay, Oklahoma, and Ronald Riggs of Jay, Oklahoma, eight grandchildren, and numerous of great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Funeral Services of Grand Lake Chapel, in Jay, OK, with Bro. Doug Hornok officiating.

The family  received friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Funeral Services of Grand Lake Chapel in Jay, OK.

Services were entrusted to Funeral Services of Grand Lake, Jay OK. Online condolences may be made at