John  Riggle Jr

Obituary of John F Riggle Jr

Riggle, John F. Jr, 88, of St. Petersburg, FL left this life and stepped into the presence of his Heavenly Father on February 17, 2023. John was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in Orlando, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Field and Louise; and his sister Jean Virack. John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jo Ann Comer Riggle; his son J. Lewis Riggle (Lynn); his daughter Nora Louise McGowan (Carl); a stepson Michael E. Sordan (Janet); grandchildren Christine Lee (Gregory), Robin Banks (Joshua), Ashley McGowan (Savanah), Alyson Brooke Atwood, Michael R. Sordan and Rebecca Sordan; and great-grandchildren Wyatt, Sawyer, Bethany, Libby, Ellie, Charlie, and Jace. John was a member from the first graduating class of Edgewater High School in Orlando, FL. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served with honor aboard the USS Cony. He was a graduate of Georgia Southern College and Nashotah House Theological Seminary. John was ordained into the priesthood in 1967 and served nearly 25 years as a minister of the Episcopal Church, first as an associate pastor at St. Peters Episcopal Cathedral, and later as the rector of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, both of St. Petersburg, FL. John’s ministry made a positive impact in the lives of the people he served and loved. In his spare time, John was an avid fisherman and loved to watch various sports; he was a devoted follower of the Florida State University football team, and a Green Bay Packers fan and shareholder. John’s memorial service was held at Sunnyside Cemetery in St. Petersburg on March 3, 2023, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any memorial offerings be made to St. Vincent’s Episcopal church, St. Petersburg, FL. Sola Deo Gloria.

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