Harrell Ray Riggins
1945 - 2016
Harrell Ray Riggins, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 27.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Faith Baptist Church in Iowa Park, with his long-time Sunday School teacher and friend, Paul Arrington officiating. Interment followed in Highland Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Harrell was born on Feb. 15, 1945, in Olney, to the late Harrell Thomas and Ida Lee (Alexander) Riggins. He graduated from Olney High School in 1963, and married Kathleen Kay (Kathy) Smith on Oct. 31, 1964, in Wichita Falls. They set up home in Olney, but moved to Iowa Park in 1966, where they were members of Faith Baptist Church. He worked for Air Tractor in Olney; PPG, Gearhart, and General Dynamics; He was a long-time, award-winning canopy/sheet metal specialist at Sheppard AFB. He was a past active member of Young Farmers of Wichita County, Iowa Park FFA Booster Club, and on the board of the Wichita County Junior Livestock Show. He was a current member of the Red River Rifle & Pistol Club, the National Rifle Association, and local chapter Red River Longbeards, of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). He volunteered with the NWTF to provide hunting trips for children and disabled veterans. He was a member of the Agape Barrel Fellowship Sunday School class.
He enjoyed fishing with his best friends. He also enjoyed hunting, collecting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Kathy Riggins; a son, Thomas Wayne Riggins; a daughter Kristy Kay Rhodes; a brother, Jerry Don Riggins of Olney; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of his concern for children, the family suggest donations be made to the Outdoor Dream Kids Hunt, which provides hunting trips for children facing terminal and life-threatening illness: First Bank, Iowa Park, account #4108671.