Howard P Riggs Sr., 75, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on March 14, 2022 with his beloved family by his side. Howard was born on December 21, 1946, in Bluefield, West Virginia to Haskel and Agnes Riggs, he was the oldest of 2 children and a proud Army Veteran He met the love of his life and wife of 42 years, Barbara T. DiMatteo on the dance floor and never looked back. They fell madly in love and spent their marriage as each other’s greatest joy. Howard was a loving, devoted husband, father, “Pop Pop” and “Poppy” and is survived by his loving wife Barbara. Howard “Riggzy” will be dearly missed by his daughter Barbara Miller of Eagleville PA, and his granddaughter who was like a daughter Sabrina (Bean) Bailey of Ohio and her children, his great grandchildren Marina and Brock. His son’s Walter Riggs of Alabama, Howard and Brian Riggs of NJ and his grandchildren Savannah, Jackson, Payton and Jordyn of NJ. Being a great father, grandfather and great grandfather was of the utmost importance to Howard. He was always there with words of encouragement, a smile, and love. He will forever be our hero. His life was a blessing, his memory a treasure, he was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. Memorial arrangement will be announced at a later date.
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