Russell William Riggs

January 20, 1922 - April 28, 2004

01/20/1922 - 04/28/2004

Past Services

Service
Monday May 03, 2004
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Monday May 03, 2004
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions

RIGGS, Russell W., 83, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. He was born January 20, 1922. Russell was a graduate of Wheeling High School, attended the Elliott School of Business and served during WWII in the United States Navy. He was married to Bettie Ward Boyce Riggs of Wheeling, who passed away in April 2001.
Russell was involved in the Wheeling business community throughout his career. He was a salesman with the H. L. Seabright Company and then accepted a position with the Klieves Lumber Company where he was promoted to General Manager. He was employed with Wheeling Corrugating Company and worked in the Marketing Department doing sales analysis and claims. He was then promoted to Marketing Manager and Director of Sales Training. Russell then joined the Sales Department at Wheeling Steel Corporation and was involved in college graduate recruitment until he retired in 1987.
Amidst Russell’s long business career, he had an unrelenting passion for West Virginia Mountaineer football. For years, he never missed a home game in Morgantown. He was also an avid tennis player throughout his life.
Russell will be missed by friends and his two surviving nieces, Shannon Boyce Kear of Coronado, California and Jean Power of Tucson, Arizona. A private service will be held with immediate family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

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