Jan 12, 1939 - Sept 22, 2013 CHECOTAH Paul Gene Riggs, 74, of Checotah, passed away on Sept. 22, 2013, at his home. Paul was born Jan. 12, 1939, in Ada, OK to William Riley & Ethel Mae (Dollar) Riggs. He worked as a supervisor over test set maintenance for AT&T. On Jan. 12, 1956, Paul enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving four years before being honorably discharged on Jan. 11, 1960. He married Patsy Louise Stephens Nov. 3, 1978, in Gainesville, TX. They were happily married for thirty-five years. He was an elder of the Lake Eufaula Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Riggs, of the home; two sons: Ronald Lane Riggs and wife Tashya, of San Antonio, TX; and Buddy Moore, of Edmond, OK; three daughters: Paula Holcomb and husband Wayne, of Castle Rock, CO; Sharon Moore, of Newalla, OK; and Pamela Riggs and husband Kent Deatherage, of OKC, OK; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dub and Mae Riggs; one brother, Ronald Riggs; and two grandchildren, Ryan Starr and Shawn Riggs. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Lake Eufaula Christian Church, with Jim Remer officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, OK under the direction of the Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Eufaula Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 25, 2013