Carl Elmo (Possum) Riggs, passed away peacefully at his home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on November 3, 2022.
Carl was born on September 23, 1928, in McVeigh, Kentucky to parents W.M. Bill and Sybil (Davis) Riggs. On June 26, 1949, Carl married his wife Louise J. (Bucci) Riggs in Williamson, West Virginia, together they had three children Bob, David, and Greg.
Carl is survived by his three children Bob (Judy), David (Jayne) and Greg (Debra); grandchildren; Lindsey Riggs and Louie Carr; brother’s Dr. Leon and W.M. Bill Riggs, Jr., and sister’s Maebell and Donna Jean. He is predeceased by his parent’s W.M. Bill and Sybil (Davis) Riggs; his wife Louise J. (Bucci) Riggs; his sister Mildred and his brother’s Paul and Jay.
Before Carl served and retired as a postmaster for the United States Postal service in Huntington, West Virginia, he served for the United States Navy in the Communications Corp during the Korean War. He was also a previous postmaster in Delbarton, W.V, Williamson, W.V. and Barboursville, W.V. He was very active in his community as a coach, scoutmaster and civic leader. He was the president of the WHS Booster, the National League of Postmasters, Kentucky Colonel, Knights of Columbus and many more.
Private services will be held in the near future.