Wade Braxton Riggs
Tuscaloosa - Wade Braxton Riggs, age 82, of Tuscaloosa, AL, passed to his eternal home on March 24, 2021. He was born on February 4, 1939 and grew up in Hamilton, AL. He graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of AL and served for two years in the Army before beginning his professional career. Wade worked for the US Space Program, the FAA, the Corp of Engineers and he retired as the Head of Engineering for Gulf States Paper Company.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Felix Braxton (Doc) Riggs and Exie Riggs Shotts. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Charlotte Russell Riggs, Tuscaloosa, AL; son, Russell Braxton Riggs (Alexis) of Reno, NV; daughter, Kerri Riggs Eubanks (Trent) of Madison, MS; grandchildren, Braxton and Evelyn Eubanks of Madison, MS; brother, Wayne Lee Riggs of Hamilton, AL.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia, MS prior to burial.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Northport Baptist Church, Samaritan's Purse or a charity of your choice.