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Lewis Edward "Lew" Riggs

April 30, 1949 - November 24, 2021

Lewis “Lew” Edward Riggs, 72, of Virginia Beach passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.  He was a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He was predeceased by his parents Robert E. Riggs and Frances M. Riggs.  He is survived by his two children; Ashley Loffredo (Jeffrey) and Ryan (Jessica); four siblings Bobby (Renee), Ann Henley (Al), Billy (Beth), Richard (Kim), his lifelong friend Buddy Carroll, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved black lab, Mason.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1968 to 1972 where he was in the Vietnam War and received a Bronze Star for his service.  He owned an electrical rebuilding shop, R.C.S. Electric Co of Chesapeake, for 36 years where he had a natural ability and talent for fixing things no one else could.  Lew was an avid outdoorsman who spent all his free time hunting, fishing, and farming.  He cherished spending time with his friends and family, and his motto in life was to live each day like your last.  He will be most remembered for his countless acts of kindness, his desire to help others and his ability to fix anything presented to him.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Ave. in Virginia Beach on December 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm.  A funeral will be conducted Saturday, December 4th at 11:00am in Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 1265 Sandbridge Rd., in Virginia Beach.  Burial will be at Willowood Cemetery.  Casual attire is suggested.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mutts with a Mission https://muttswithamission.networkforgood.com or Virginia Wheelin’ Sportsmen at http://www.vanwtf.org/wheelin-sportsmen Checks are preferable.  Please make checks payable to Robin Clark and mail to Robin Clark Virginia State Chapter Wheelin’ Sportsmen 3081 Monacan Trail Rd North Garden, VA 22959.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel

1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Time: 11:00 am


Tabernacle Methodist Church

1265 Sandbridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm


Willowood Cemetery

Sandbridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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