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Johnnie Matthew Riggan, Jr.


Johnnie Matthew Riggan, Jr., 74 a resident of Granville County passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at Duke Regional Hospital.

A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Johnnie Matthew Riggan, Sr. and Angela Claire Wilson. He was of the Catholic faith and was a Contractor with The National Guard. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was a Helicopter Pilot for nine of his fourteen years of service.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem by Rev. David Richardson. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
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Surviving are his wife of thirty-three years, Cindy Riggan of Raleigh; three daughters, Dawn Riggan Sherman of Ohio, Meredith Riggan of Clover, SC, Tyler Riggan of Berea, two sons, Johnnie Matthew Riggan III and spouse Jill of Charlotte, Chase Riggan and spouse Meredith of Angier; two brothers, Wayne and Jody Riggan of Butner and eleven grandchildren.


  • Tilden Martin Posted August 2, 2020 11:53 am

    Sue and I offer our sympathies to the Riggan family. Johnnie and I were childhood friends.

  • billy grissom Posted August 2, 2020 12:06 pm

    johnnie and I were on the same little league basketball team in oxford so many years ago….prayers for the family

  • Ben Currin Posted August 2, 2020 1:06 pm

    Johnnie was always a “role model” for us that were slightly younger than him. I thank him so much for his military service, as the entire Riggan family “ALL” served!! My sincere condolences for his brothers, Wayne, & Jody, as well as the children & grandchildren, & all close friends of Johnnie. RIP!!!!

  • Bill Powell Posted August 2, 2020 1:32 pm

    Johnnie was a very good man from a very honorable family. They all served their country faithfully. Rest peacefully Johnnie…God will welcome you with a job well done.

  • Margaret Sanders Nissen Posted August 3, 2020 1:47 am

    I write this on behalf of my brother, Zeb Sanders. He always spoke very highly of Johnnie and had much respect for him. He would write this himself, however he is in the hospital in Colorado recovering from a massive stroke 2 weeks ago. Cindy, I know he would want me to offer condolences for him.

  • sammy bottoms Posted August 3, 2020 5:35 pm

    { am so sorry to to hear about Johnnie.He was a friend of mine and also his daddy and my daddy were in the National Guard together in Oxford and also worked together at the Butner armory.

  • Betsy Reese Posted August 4, 2020 1:40 pm

    So sorry for you and your family loss,Jonnie. and I went to school together was a good friend

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