Max Alva Riggs, 82, of Pendleton, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in his home with his youngest daughter at his side. He was covered in love from all his family and friends as he left the earthly world to join his beloved wife, Bonnie Jean, in heaven.
Max (known by many as Pete) was born on March 30, 1935, in Henry County. He graduated from Cadiz High School, and went on to marry Bonnie Jean Riggs on June 15, 1957.
He was an extremely hard working man who retired from the Delco Remy Division
of General Motors after working there for over 40 years. He was a proud member of United Auto Workers Local 662. Max loved his family with every ounce of his being and was completely devoted to them. He loved nothing more than just being surrounded by them and spending time with his grandbabies who brought him so much joy. He was a friend to everyone who
crossed his path, and he loved to talk to and meet new people. Max also had a
passion for NASCAR racing that he shared with many members of his family.
Max leaves many treasured memories with his children, Monte (Laura) Riggs of
Anderson, Belinda (Gregg) Morrow of Delphi, and Jennifer (Jacob)
Freehling of Barrington, Illinois; grandchildren, Barrett (Megan) Riggs, Brandon Morrow, Chase (Kaylee) Morrow, Evan Freehling, Kirby (Kate) Hammel, Kasey (Michael) Gatto, Jasmine (Josh) Escalante, Samantha Freehling, Sophia Freehling; great-grandchildren, Braxton Morrow, Payton Morrow, Izabella Riggs, C.J. Morrow, Ember Hammel, Giana Gatto, Jace Escalante, Joaquin Escalante, and Jonah Escalante. Max was also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Jean Riggs of 60 years; his
mother, Addie Riggs; his father, Alva Riggs; two brothers, Robert Lee Riggs and
Herman Joe Riggs; and sister, Barbara Ann Hundley.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Loose Funeral Homes, Anderson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at the funeral home, with Pastor Lance Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.
Published on December 20, 2017