Coy Riggs, 85, of Baker City, Oregon died on February 4, 2021. A Graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at10 a.m.
Coy Glenn was born to Clarence and Mary Riggs in Baker, Oregon on October 6, 1935. He was raised in Eagle Valley and graduated in Baker City from St. Francis Academy in 1953.
After High School Coy enlisted in the Army. He was discharged in the fall of 1957. He returned back to Richland and worked many odd jobs. In 1960 he went to work for Jones Trucking where he met Geri Cox. They were married June 3, 1961 in Boise, Idaho.
Coy spent most of his career as a heavy equipment mechanic in most of the western states. He and Geri traveled from job to job enjoying the new area's together. Coy retired from Granite Construction Company in 1998 and he and Geri settled down in Baker City. One of their favorite things to do was going to Halfway to mushroom in the spring and elk hunt in the fall. He had a love for fast cars and would often drive his corvette out to Halfway to have lunch with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Geri; brothers Paul and Bob; sister Hazel, nephew's Marlyn Riggs and Greg Pellissier.
Coy leaves behind his brother Fred, nephew Frank Riggs niece Merrilyn Seal, nephew Mark Pellisier; and many great nieces and nephews. Coy's sense of humor and colorful use of words will be missed by everyone that knew him.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Coy, the family suggests Heart and Home Hospice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com