Matthew Riggs

December 25, 1969 ~ April 18, 2021 (age 51)


Matthew D. Riggs, 51, of Peoria, passed away on April 18, 2021 at his home in Peoria.

Matt was born on December 25, 1969 in Peoria the son of George D. and Marilyn L. (Carrington) Riggs.

Surviving are his children Zachary Riggs of Pekin, Mackenzie Riggs of Washington and Alexandra Riggs of Washington; two grandchildren Aria and Emma Hauck both of Pekin; a sister Christine (Ronald) Ward of Dunlap; three brothers Scott (Pam) Simpson of Peoria, Jeff (Lynette) Riggs of Peoria, and Mike Riggs of East Peoria; his father George Riggs of Peoria and his beloved cat Stimpy.  He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister-in-law Sheila.

Matt worked as an auto mechanic.  He had a passion for cars, and was always working on them or racing them.  He was an avid Cubs and Bears fan and enjoyed having family gatherings to watch the games.  He played the guitar, often playing with his friends in his garage.  He also liked spending time with his kids and enjoyed cooking.  

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cumerford-Clary in charge of arrangements.    

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