Harry T. Riggins, Jr.

  • Born: October 5, 1925
  • Died: June 23, 2019
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Harry T. Riggins, Jr. age 93, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Rock River Hospice & Home.

Harry was born on October 5, 1925 in Tharpe, Tenn. the son of Harry T. and Lillis M. (Hester) Riggins, Sr. Harry married A. Winifred Clifton on October 10, 1947 in Rock Falls. She died on December 28, 1991. Harry was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire for 36 years retiring in 1982. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.

Survivors include, three sons, Michael (Joyce) Riggins of Orange Park, Fla., Mark (Jane) Riggins of West Des Moines, Iowa and Douglas (Debbie) Riggins of Rock Falls; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; two sisters.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:30 AM Friday, June 28, 2019 at the McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Friday at the Funeral Home followed by burial at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Rock River Hospice and Home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember meeting with Uncle T and Aunt Winnie and the their children. We met at the grandparents in Plainview , Illinois. All of us went to the St. Louis Zoo. They had chimpanzee shows, and one could ride a giant turtle, or buy a chameleon.. I think I was just out of third grade. We then went to visit Aunt Grace in the Hebrew section of St Louis. Her dog, who would not bite a saint, stripped the skin off my mother's thumb. The dog was named Cindy. Love all of you. Too bad that we have been so splintered by time and distance. Betsy Riggins Taylor --\
betsytaylor16@gmail.coml. 573-421-2332. 728 Chautauqua Lane, Dexter MO

Posted by Betsy Taylor - Dexter, MO - Family   July 18, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Uncle H.T. passing
My condolences to his family.
Uncle H.T. was my favorite uncle.
Rebecca Wilson
Hilda Riggins Gardner daughter.

Posted by Rebecca Wilson - MURRAY, KY   June 27, 2019