James Merritt Riggs

January 26, 1936 ‒ November 03, 2018

Powell, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

James Merritt Riggs, 82, of Powell and formerly of Delaware passed away early Saturday morning, November 3, 2018 at The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing in Dublin.

He was born January 26, 1936 in Hilliard, Ohio to the late James and Jeanette (Hope) Riggs and later proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army.

Merritt was a welder for many years at Boyd Construction in Delaware and a member of the New Beginnings Methodist Church. A true family man, he also enjoyed horses, woodworking, and reading the Bible.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Sharon (Steve) Hinshaw of Powell, Bonnadette (James) Colvin of Haydenville and Perian (Richard) Crabtree of Pickerington; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Merritt was preceded in death by his loving wife Mildred, his sister Jeanette Finch and his brother Martin Riggs Sr.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating Merritt’s life will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor David Carter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Merritt’s memory to New Beginnings Methodist Church, 385 E. William St., P.O. Box 1268, Delaware, OH 43015 or the Activities Department of The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing, 4880 Tuttle Road, Dublin, OH 43017.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

To share a fond memory of Merritt or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Sharon losing a parent is one of life’s greatest challenges. Thinking of you and your family with love.
    Les and April

  • Sharon, Steve and your entire family,

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You were so caring with your father during his illness. May your beautiful memories bring you much comfort in the days to come.

    Much love,

    Gary and Cindy Ufferman

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