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Vincent Riggin

August 31, 1940 — June 14, 2021

Our Dad, Vincent Eugene Riggin, 80, known by all as Riggin and called PopPop by his grandchildren began his journey to his heavenly home with his dear wife Bettie June (Brady) Riggin on June 14, 2021.  Riggin will be received in heaven by his parents, Thomas R. Riggin and Laura Mae Riggin, a son Troy Riggin, brothers Junior Riggin and Robert Wayne Riggin and sister, Mary Etta Howard.  Riggin leaves behind on earth sons Zachary Marshall Cardwell (David Cardwell) of Plant city, FL, Samuel Wayne Marshall (Tammy Collier), of Cape Charles, VA, and Shaun Eric Riggin of Gloucester, VA; a daughter, Barbara Angela Marshall of Cape Charles; grandchildren, Hollie Marshall, Erica Arizmendi, Renae Parkhurst, Alyssa Marshall, Trinity Marshall, AJ Price; brothers Albert Francis Riggin and Edward Riggin; eleven great-grandchildren; his dog Coco and many nieces and nephews.

Riggin began his life long career on the seas as a deckhand on a scallop boat and Captain at the age of 18.  He worked hard and at the age of 22 became Captain of his own boat.  After almost 25 years on the ocean he became a commercial waterman in Oyster, VA until the age of 76.  In all those years of working on the water, to hear him tell the story, he was the greatest waterman ever.  But everyone that knew him, knew the truth.  Riggin loved the salt water, his wife, and his family deeply. He will be missed and forever loved.

A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 11:00AM at Lower Northampton Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Conrow officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to SPCA Eastern Shore, Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Lower Northampton Baptist Church

24280 Lankford Highway, Cape Charles, VA 23310

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