On Monday, August 5, 2019, John Ray Riggs was called home to the Lord at the age of 61. He was the beloved husband of 28 years to Donna B. Riggs (Rickle). Born in Findlay, Ohio on April 1, 1958, he was the son of Joan E. Rose and Donald Ray Riggs. John worked at Marathon Oil Company as a janitor for many years and attended Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife Donna, John is survived by his loving mother Joan of Findlay; sisters, Virginia Lewis (husband Terry) of Rudolph, OH, Brenda Criteser (husband Walt), Lorraine Peterman (husband Robert), Sylvia Peterman, Robin Lynch (husband Albert), and Ginny Ennen (husband Don), all of Findlay; and a brother, Brad Rose (wife Carole). Uncle to nieces, Kimberly Holub, and Marie Rose; nephews, Joshua Lewis, Matthew Holub, Steve Rose, and Scott Rose. John was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ray Riggs; step-mother, Loretta Mae Riggs; grandparents, Frank and Lourene Harvey.

Friends and family may visit from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at conclusion of visitation in the funeral home with Pastor Mike Spann officiating. Interment will follow in Van Horn Cemetery. Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.

Hufford Funeral Home

15 thoughts on “John R. Riggs

  1. John was my brother in Christ & a special friend. I have always missed our Liberty Baptist family. He is with his Lord & Savior now. Prayers & condolences to the family & friends. Thank you God for allowing me to know John.

  2. John was a dear friend. I met John at Marathon and I was taken back how this man was such a positive influence on all of us who he worked around. He always looked for the beauty of the day. He always could get me to laugh with his life long collection of stories. We had many times outside of Marathon together grabbing a lunch. He loved life and he certainly loved the Lord above all else. You were such an inspiration to me about how to live life. Take care my friend and we will meet again. Kurt and Jolleen.

  3. John was one of the most caring and godly men I knew! Sending love, hugs and prayers to the family but especially to Donna and Joan. Heaven gained a special angel! I am sure he will be making his famous chili up there!

  4. I’m very sorry about John’s passing and send my sympathies to John’s wife and family. I worked with John at Marathon and I always enjoyed talking and laughing with him. I know John is with the Lord now.

  5. My condolences go to the family of John Riggs. I was a co-worker of his a few years ago and enjoyed working with him.

  6. RIP O’L Buddy! Many at Marathon will miss that bright personality you bestowed upon us. I will miss the many conversations we had through the years working near each other! Our sympathies to the family

    The Cripples (Andy, Jaime and the boys)

  7. Amazing man of Christ with the biggest heart of gold! Truly enjoyed talking with him in the halls of Marathon and seeing him at the county fair! Prayers for the family!

  8. Rest in peace John faithful man of God. You were the sunshine in my day at Marathon Oil Company. We will meet again in glory with Jesus. Oh what a day that will be brother.

  9. Rest In Peace John. We became friends over the years and always made time for a couple minutes of catching up. I know you are with Jesus and will see you again soon. Prayers for Donna and all of us who will miss you here.

  10. What a special man and brother you were. While I was with security at Marathon, my day was always made when I would hear ” hey brother, how are you doing?”. I so enjoyed our talks and sharing of faith. Til we see each other again in glory.

  11. Rest in peace John. He was the most friendly person I’ve ever met. He often ate lunch with us at Marathon. A very devoted Christian man.

    1. John was a good man. He brightened a lot of lives, including mine, at Marathon and I’m sure in many other settings. I am saddened by his early departure.

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