July 9, 2022, 71, Mount Olive –
Larry Riggle, at the age of 71, passed from a disease worn earthly body to receive one born of heaven, in the wee hours of Saturday morning, July 9, 2022. He was at home with his family near when the angels came for him.
Mr. Riggle had been the chief of police in the town of Mount Olive in past years. He had retired as a magistrate for Wayne County.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home, with burial following in the Calypso Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home during the hour before the service. Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to Peace Baptist Church, Calypso, N.C.
Mr. Riggle, born at Fort Knox, Kentucky while his father was in military service, held close family ties to the Suttontown area near Faison, and he considered that area to be his ancestral home. He served in the United States Army with service in the Vietnam War, and was recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a member of Peace Baptist Church.
Mr. Riggle is survived by Pamela Harris Riggle, his wife of two weeks shy of 50 years; two daughters, Laura “Becky” Riggle of Calypso, and Karen Holland and husband, Larry, of Mount Olive; two grandchildren, Jordan Riggle and Juliana Braswell and fiance, Eli Baker; two great-grandchildren, Jay Riggle and Zoey Baker, and Lauren Blackmon who was like another grandchild; four sisters, Betty Riggle of Fayetteville, Alice Ferrell and husband, Ricky, of Winston Salem, Joyce Ann Flynn of Rock Hill, SC, and Mary Cornatzer of Raleigh; and his beloved pet terrior, Baby.
Those loved ones preceding him in death include a son, Benjamin “Benji” Steele Riggle; a brother, George Riggle; and his parents, George Benjamin Riggle and Mary Anderson Oates Riggle.