Charles V. ‘Charley’ Riggle

Aug. 2, 1955-May 10, 2024


Charles V. “Charley” Riggle, 68, of Roachdale, went to his heavenly home May 10, 2024. Charley was born Aug. 2, 1955, at Crawfordsville, to the late Richard “Buck” and Mary (Ford) Riggle. He married his best friend Phyllis Reynolds on July 27, 1974, and they shared nearly 50 wonderful years of marriage.

Charley was a 1973 graduate of North Putnam High School, and then went on to attend Purdue University. He was a long-time member of Roachdale Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and treasurer. During his career he worked at RR Donnelley, Riggle Repair, Riggle Carpet, United States Postal Office, and then he purchased Roachdale Hardware which he owned and operated for 27 years until retiring in 2019.

Charley loved the town of Roachdale and was eager to help his many friends and neighbors. His family was the most important thing to him, and they loved spending time together. Charley and Phyllis cherished their annual trips to Michigan. He loved to be outside in his garden and manning the grill. He had a love of history and antiques, especially Cities Service memorabilia. He was an all-around wonderful man and left a beautiful legacy for his family and friends.

Charley is survived by his wife, Phyllis Riggle; sons, Charles “Charley” Riggle Jr. (Laura), Aaron Riggle (Nikki); four grandchildren, Callee, Camryn, Kambelle and Carson; siblings, David Gatlin, Kathy Westbrook-Collings (Gary) and Ron Riggle (Donna); and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tom Gatlin and Dan Westbrook; and grandparents, Charles V. Riggle, and Edith (Stevens) DeWeese.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Roachdale Presbyterian Church, with Pastor David Bower officiating. Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends are invited for a time of visitation 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Roachdale Presbyterian Church. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Charley’s funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to one of the following to honor Charley’s memory: Roachdale Presbyterian Church, Roachdale Volunteer Fire Department, Roachdale Library or Roachdale PMH.

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