William K. “Billy” Riggins, 61, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, passed away at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
He was born Dec. 6, 1954, in Granite City, a son of the late Charles L. “Bill” and Catherine June (Stack) Riggins. Billy had worked as an apprentice plumber and operated a home remodeling and repair business.
Billy is survived by four brothers, Charles L. Riggins Jr. of Loda, Ill., Paul “Joe” Riggins of Grant Fork, Ill., John Riggins of Edwardsville and Kevin Riggins of Edwardsville; three sisters, Mary Lou Davis of Tamms, Ill., Cathy Evans of Glen Carbon and Patty Riggins of Edwardsville; 10 nieces and nephews and their spouses, Terry Riggins of Loda, Ill., David and Debbie Riggins of Granite City, Angela and Tim Bramstedt of Glen Carbon, Maggie Evans and Paul Linden of Minneapolis, Minn., Heather and Brent Korte of Highland, Matthew and Jenny Riggins of Troy, Whitney and Marty Landmann of Alhambra, Emilie Shaw and Mat Pindell of Edwardsville, Natalie VanCleave of Edwardsville and Dalton Riggins of Maryland Heights, Mo.; 13 great-nieces and great-nephews, Terry “TJ” Riggins, Kayla Riggins, Amber Riggins, Sam Bramstedt, George Bramstedt, Frederick Bramstedt, Cora Linden, Monty Linden, Ashlynn Korte, Brenden Korte, Mackenzie Landmann, Caleb Shaw and Lucas Shaw; numerous extended family and many friends, including Diane Arnotti and her three children and six grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Herman and Myrtha (Weston) Riggins and William and Isabelle (Kobel) Stack; niece, Della Riggins; and a nephew, Sean Riggins.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville with Father Chris Comerford officiating. Memorials are suggested and may be given to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.