Funeral services for Dwight Riggs, 62, former Clinton resident, were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2016 in the First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Ledtkey McIntosh. Burial concluded in the Clinton Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Dwight Riggs was born March 4, 1954 to Francis K. Riggs and Gwendolyn (Fire) Riggs in Clinton, OK and passed away early Saturday, July 2, 2016 in the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, OK.
Mr. Riggs was raised in Clinton and attended Clinton schools. He also attended Chilloco Indian School where he graduated in 1972. He continued his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he graduated in 1972. He continued his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he was very active in the Upward Bound Program.
He was involved in an automobile accident when he was 19 years old and was seriously injured then he developed diabetes, therefore he had spent much of his life in health care facilities. He had made his homes in Clinton, Oklahoma City, Moore and Norman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis K. Riggs and Blynn Riggs and Gwendolyn and John Hill.
He was a member of the Southern Baptist church; he loved sports and was an avid Oklahoma University and Thunder fan. He loved board games and especially dominoes and chess.
He is survived by his four sisters, Diana Barton of Clinton, Adrienne Kinney and husband, Woodrow of Shawnee, Judi Detmer and husband, Lynn of Mounds, OK, Carole Morris and husband, Michael of Clinton and two brothers, Robert D. Riggs and wife, Rosa of Irving, Texas and Keith Riggs and wife, Brenda of Clinton and numerous nieces and nephews.