Timothy N. Riggs, age 48, of Gilson, Illinois died at 1:17 A.M. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at his home in Gilson, Illinois surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on October 16, 21968 at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Marvin and Margeret J. Burlile Riggs. He married Donnette Ennis on September 17, 1991 in Galesburg, Illinois. Surviving are his children: Ryan Riggs of Knoxville, Illinois, Jacob Riggs of Gilson, Illinois and Madison Riggs of Monmouth, Illinois; one grandson: Gauge Riggs of Knoxville, Illinois: his brothers and sisters: Melody (Johnny) Wells of Maquon, Illinois, Linda (Jessie) De La Cruz of Galesburg, Illinois, Terry (Pauline) Riggs of Braidwood, Illinois, Mark Riggs of Knoxville, Illinois, Gloria (Leslie) Phillips of Maquon, Illinois, Jeffrey Riggs of Chicago, Illinois, and Larry (Beth) Burlile of Asland, Pennsylvania. Many nieces and nephews; best friends: Shaun Cooper of Knoxville and Joshua Smith of Knoxville, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Deborah Howard. He served in the United State National Guard in the 123rd Field Artillery. He served on the Knoxville Community Fire Protection District for 22 years. He was a member for the Kuk Sool Won of Knoxville, Illinois. He coached youth in tee ball, baseball and softball in Knoxville, Illinois. He enjoyed fishing; he was an avid Cardinal fan and NASCAR fan. He collected Eagles and beer steins. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Graveside memorial services will be held on at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Williamsfield Cemetery, Williamsfield, Illinois with a procession gathering at the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. Inurnment will be at the Williamsfield Cemetery in Williamsfield, Illinois with military rites conducted by the Williamsfield American Legion Post Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Knoxville First Responders for a Suction Unit. Online condolences or expressions of sympathy can be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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