Charles “Hoot” Loren Riggins

Charles “Hoot” Loren Riggins of Quapaw, OK passed away Sunday October 20, 2013 at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, OK. He was 73.

Mr. Riggins was born November 9, 1939 in Picher, OK to Leonard Harlan and Odessa Rachel (Kelly) Riggins. He graduated from Picher High School in 1959 and had lived in the Picher, Quapaw area most of his life and in Quapaw for the past 41 years. He was a member of the Quapaw First Baptist Church. He retired from Blitz as a machinist and prior to that he had worked for B.F. Goodrich for many years. He enjoyed watching all of his grandchildren play sports, spending time with them, and hunting before his health no longer allowed it.

He was preceded in death by his Son Bruce Riggins, his parents and a sister Kathleen Rodgers. He married Lorene (Boyd) Riggins June 26, 1960 in Cardin, OK, and she survives of the Home.

Additional Survivors include 2 Daughters Diane Power and husband Charles of Miami, OK Rebecca Anderson and husband David of Wyandotte, OK Brother Leonard “Bud” Riggins of Quapaw, OK Sister Lorraine Harvey of Globe, AZ 7 Grandchildren 2 Great Grandchildren

Graveside Services will be Thursday October 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, OK.