William Clyde Riggs III

August 21, 1944 - January 4, 2010
William Clyde Riggs  III

William Clyde Riggs, III

William Clyde Riggs, III, 65, of Shallotte, NC, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2010, at Brunswick Community Hospital, Supply, NC.

Clyde was born in Wilmington, NC, on August 21, 1944, son of the late William Clyde Riggs, Jr. and Pauline (Tienken) Riggs and graduated from New Hanover High School, Class of 1962.

Prior to moving his membership to St. Luke Lutheran Church Shalllotte, NC, Clyde had been a lifelong communicant of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilmington, NC. Following his retirement from DuPont, he was the owner and operator of Brunswick Courier Inc.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force having served in Vietnam and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Sudan Temple of New Bern, NC, Arab Shrine Club of Brunswick County, the Hanover Seaside Club, a Life Member of DAV and the American Legion, and an avid N.C. State Wolfpack fan.

Surviving besides his wife, Kathy (Lemon) Riggs, a son, Brett O. Riggs and wife Kimberly of Shallotte, NC, a sister, Carolyn R. McLemore and husband Dave of Carolina Beach, NC, and two grandchildren, Samuel and Sean Riggs, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services with Holy Eucharist will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Shallotte, NC, with Rev. Henry Rehder, Jr., Celebrant, and Emil Gnam, Sacristan.
Family will receive friends following the service and at other times will receive at the residence.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5869 Ocean Highway West, Ocean Isle, N.C. 28469 or to ones favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made to [email protected]

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.


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William Clyde Riggs III

August 21, 1944 - January 4, 2010
William Clyde Riggs III

William Clyde Riggs, III, 65, of Shallotte, NC, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2010, at Brunswick Community Hospital, Supply, NC.

Clyde was born in Wilmington, NC, on August 21, 1944, son of the late William Clyde Riggs, Jr. and Pauline (Tienken) Riggs and graduated from New Hanover High School, Class of 1962.

Prior to moving his membership to St. Luke Lutheran Church Shalllotte, NC, Clyde had been a lifelong communicant of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilmington, NC.

Following his retirement from DuPont, he was the owner and operator of Brunswick Courier Inc.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force having served in Vietnam and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Sudan Temple of New Bern, NC, Arab Shrine Club of Brunswick County, the Hanover Seaside Club, a Life Member of DAV and the American Legion, and an avid N.C. State Wolfpack fan.

Surviving besides his wife, Kathy (Lemon) Riggs, a son, Brett O. Riggs and wife Kimberly of Shallotte, NC, a sister, Carolyn R. McLemore and husband Dave of Carolina Beach, NC, and two grandchildren, Samuel and Sean Riggs, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services with Holy Eucharist will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Shallotte, NC, with Rev. Henry Rehder, Jr., Celebrant, and Emil Gnam, Sacristan.
Family will receive friends following the service and at other times will receive at the residence.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5869 Ocean Highway West, Ocean Isle, N.C. 28469 or to ones favorite charity.

Online condolences can be made at [email protected]

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.


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