Benjie Riggs
May 29, 2013 | 1696 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Benjamin “Benjie” Leon Riggs, 60, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.

He was a member of the Bradley County Fire-Rescue for more than 40 years and was an EMT.

He faithfully went to the Cleveland Speedway Race Track every Saturday night to work the ambulance service. During the Blizzard of 1993, he worked his post and never left. He enjoyed photography and was a professional photographer. He was a member of Waterville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Emma McCuiston Riggs.

He is survived by his sister, Debbie Riggs of Cleveland; several cousins; a host of special friends: Betty Johnson, Mark Neeley, Zoe Eubank, all of Cleveland; and his fellow members of the Bradley County Fire-Rescue.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Waterville Baptist Church with Pastor Allan Lovelace, Terry Botts and Richard Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Dewey Woody, Mike Woods, Troy Spence, Terry Botts, Troy Maney, Don Cross, Jonathan Porter and Jimmy Woody serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Grissom Funeral Home.

He will lie in repose from noon until the time of service at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bradley County Fire-Rescue, P.O. Box 1167, Cleveland TN 37364-1167 or to the Waterville Baptist Church Building Fund, 3722 Dalton Pike S.E., Cleveland TN 37323.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Riggs family guest book at