William Van Riggs III
William Van Riggs, III, of St. Louis, Mo.,, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile/pedestrian accident near St. Louis. Born Jan. 28, 1958, at Memphis, he was the son of the late Juanita Turnbow Riggs and was raised in Leachville and later in West Memphis. He was a 1976 graduate of West Memphis High School and had attended Memphis State University. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Leachville, had served in the U.S. Army and was a licensed practical nurse. He had lived in St. Louis for the past two years.
Survivors include his son, Brandon Riggs of St. Louis, and his father, William Van Riggs of Leachville.
Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Leachville Cemetery with Gerald Buie Ray officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Leachville.
Guest register: www.howardfuneralservice.com.