Services for Rev. John D. Riggle, 79, Tyler, are scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Tyler Tabernacle with Pastor Mike Littlefield and Adam Riggle officiating.
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Interment will follow in Cottonwood Cemetery, Alba, under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline.
Mr. Riggle passed away April 11, 2019, in a Tyler hospice. He was born December 8, 1939, in Winters, to George Herman & Lillie Mae Young Riggle. He was raised in Grand Saline and served in the US Air Force. Mr. Riggle had lived in Tyler since 1988, where he was a member of Tyler Tabernacle. He served as pastor of numerous churches and was also a Certified Peace Officer for Smith County Sheriff's Dept. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Lonnie Elbert Riggle; brothers, Elsie Lee "Tiny" Riggle, William Kenneth Riggle, Joe Paul Riggle and Bill Frank Riggle; sisters, Wanda Lou Riggle, Glenda Ruth Anderson and Georgia Mae Riggle; and grandson, Jacob Lewis Riggle.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Barbara Bradley Riggle; four sons, Tom Riggle and wife Deneen, Tim Riggle and wife Rachel, Carl Riggle and wife Shellie, and Sam Riggle and wife Tammie, all of Tyler; one daughter, Krista Downey and husband James of Tyler; brother, George Riggle Jr. of Arlington; sister, Dorris Coppinger of Midlothian; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Kris Downey, Lawrence Hines, Brad Lambright, Kris Prince, Adam Riggle and Matt Riggle.
The family will receive friends 2 p.m., Sunday, at the church, Tyler Tabernacle, 3115 E. 5th St., Tyler, TX.