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Thomas Ray Riggs

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Thomas “Tom” Ray Riggs, 81, of Englewood, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

Tom was born to Ruth and Ransom Riggs in Camp Atterbury, Ind., Jan. 22, 1932.

He graduated from Southport High School. Tom joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan. After being discharged, Tom started Riggs Construction Company and spent many years as a contractor in Indiana.

He relocated Riggs Construction Company to Sarasota County in the 1970s and built many commercial and residential buildings in Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Tom was a member of the Venice VFW and American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Riggs; children, Peggy (Marc) Linton, Susan (Andrew) Cone, and Garrett Riggs; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Tom was preceded in death by his son, Tim Riggs.

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