Joseph T. Riggs, 69, left this world to join his parents and son at the pearly gates of heaven on October 2nd, 2021, at 7:40am at his residence. He was born July 26th, 1952, the son of JT and Izel Riggs. He married Kathy Drollinger on February 10th, 1989.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his son Seth.
He is survived by his wife; children, Megan (Casey) Hardesty of Farmer City, IL and Nathan (Kelli Bernardi) Riggs of Bloomington, IL and bonus son, Michael Sacry of Avondale, AZ; four grandchildren, Tray, Presley, Drake, Brooklyn and three bonus grandchildren, Logan, Ryker, and Evie; brother, Ronald (Debbie) Riggs of Alvin, IL; two nieces, Jennifer and Kathy, and many special cousins.
Joe was postmaster in Danvers, IL and Downs, IL before retiring after 37 years. Joe was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
A Celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 11am on Friday, October 8th, 2021, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834 officiated by Kelly Riggs. Memorial visitation will be held prior to the service from 10am to 11am at the funeral home.
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