Bud Riggins, age 80, of Adairville, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Select Specialty in Nashville, Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at Dean Funeral Chapel in Adairville with Bro. Junior England and Bro. Junior Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with Richard Hughes, Melvin Baldwin, Merle Wix, Billy Wix, Kenny Dickerson, Brian Rouse, Mark Law, John Mason Barnes, and Jon Keith Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Wells and James England, Sam Halcomb, and John Halcomb.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 2-8 p.m, and Sunday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Mr. Riggins was born June 13, 1938, in Logan County, Ky. to the late Jesse and Willie Ann England Riggins.

He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was the owner of Riggins Saw Mill and was a former Agriculture Pilot. He loved flying, airplanes, and woodworking. He never thought small. He was an American pioneer in crop dusting and was a folklore legend. He was an amazing storyteller and never ceased to amaze and surprise. Until the end, he always did it his way.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Riggins.

He is survived by his sons, Nicholas Riggins of Nashville, Tenn. and Jesse Riggins of Adairville, Ky.; his sister, Nina Riggins Talbert of Springfield, Tenn.; his grandchild, Grayson Riggins; his nephews, Danny Richardson of Springfield, Tenn. and Mark Riggins of Atlanta, Ga., and his niece, Elaine Gray of Franklin, Ky.

Dean Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.