Joseph “Joey” Allen Riggs, age 71, resident of New Castle, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born March 4, 1951, in Markleville, (Madison County) Indiana, a son of Joseph V. and Doris (Goudy) Riggs.
Joey was a 1969 graduate of Walter P. Chrysler Memorial High School (New Castle High School). He had worked 30 years at Allegheny Ludlum in New Castle before retiring in 2012. Joey was an avid golfer where he was a member for many years of the Memorial Park Golf Course and was constantly doing projects around the house. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge in New Castle as well as the Elks Lodge where he served as past Inner Guard. More than any of this, being a husband, dad, and papaw, was what he cherished the most.
Left to cherish his loving memory include his wife, Debbie (McLain) Riggs whom he married October 22, 1974; two children, Jeff (fiancee’, Sarah Wooten) Riggs, and Amy (John) Moore; three grandchildren, Aybram, Luke, and Finn Moore; two brothers, Gary (Sue) Riggs, Herman (Barbara) Riggs; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Gerald, Bill, Ronnie, Stephen, Jerry, and Gail; one sister, Anita Brown
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Rose City Funeral Home~Macer-Hall-Marcum Chapel, 2011 East Broad Street, New Castle, In. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m., until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Rose City Funeral directors and staff are honored to serve the Riggs family.