Howard (Smokey) Riggs, age 69, of Caryville passed away Monday, May 4, 2020.
He was a member of Caryville First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, sang in the choir, Sunday school teacher and was in the bus ministry. He was employed for the past 45 years at Cove Lake State Park as the Maintenance Supervisor. Preceded in death by parents, Howard Wesley Riggs and Wilma Fay Smith Riggs; grandparents, James and Ollie Riggs and sister, Jackie Elaine Fry.


Wife: Rosa Riggs

Daughter: Ursula and husband Ben Burrell

Sisters: Brenda (Charles) Baird and Barbara Fry

Several nieces and nephews

Friends may call at their convenience from 11 AM to 3 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home.

A private funeral service will be held with interment following at Cumberland View Cemetery with Rev. George Bolinger officiating.

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

One Reply to “Howard (Smokey) Riggs, age 69, of Caryville”

  1. We are so sorry about your loss. We loved Howard he was so good to Dusty. We will have you in our prayers and thoughts
    God bless and keep you all.

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