Edsel Glenn Riggleman, 66, a resident of Valley Head, departed this life Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2013, at his home, with his family at his side. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Saturday, May 25, 1946, at Marlinton, a son of the late Edgar Glenn and Dorothy Mae Rose Riggleman.
He was twice married. First, to the former Nancy Lynn Wood, who preceded him in death. Second, on Nov. 27, 1998, at Louisville, Ky., he was married to the former Sandra "Susie" Ramsey, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Bradley Scott Riggleman and wife, Sandi, of Bridgewater, Va.; one daughter, Dana Lynn Paternoster and husband, Brian, of Hebron, Md.; one stepdaughter, Kimberly Horn and husband, Scott, of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Shelby Reese Riggleman of Bridgewater, Va., Apollo and Isis Paternoster, both of Hebron, Md.; and two stepgrandsons, Connor and Cagney Horn, both of Louisville, Ky.
He attended Tygart Valley High School, was a heavy equipment operator for various strip coal mines of the area. He was a self-employed excavator and owner and operator of Riggleman Excavating Inc. He attended Mace United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Monday, March 25, at 11 a.m. Pastor Ann Fretwell will officiate, and interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery at Mingo.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Edsel Glenn Riggleman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.