Thomas William Riggle, 89, of Sugar Grove, WV, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Pendleton Manor, Franklin.
He was born May 18, 1931, in Wheeling, a son of the late Albert Leroy and Florence Ellen (Kelly) Riggle. On September 29, 1950, he married Roberta Ann McCardle.
Mr. Riggle worked and retired after 35 years of being a maintenance worker at Allied Chemical in Moundsville before retiring to Sugar Grove. He was the caretaker at Thorn Spring Park for 10 years.
A man of great faith, Mr. Riggle was a faithful member and deacon of Wayside Baptist Church. He was constantly working on projects, and known for being the “go to man” for the family, always willing to help and give his time. He loved being a foster parent to over 30 children, all of which he cared for as his own. Above all, he was “our rock”, the one that any family member could go to and was happiest when his family was around.
In addition to his wife, Roberta, of 69 years, he is survived by three daughters, Catherine Ellen Simmons and husband, Garth of Blue Grass, Va., Kimberly Ann Wood of Sugar Grove and Shari Lynn Moyers and husband, Scott of Sugar Grove; two sons, Roger Allen Riggle and wife, Nicole of Colonial Heights, Va. and Thomas Christopher Riggle of Sugar Grove; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents Mr. Riggle was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Mallow; son, Mahlon Richard Riggle; brother, Mahlon Richard Riggle; and sister, Geraldine Beatty.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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